Ontario Internet Gaming Registration

Ontario is home to almost 40% of Canadians. It is the only province registering online gambling.  Gambling operators will be regulated by, and partner with, the government.

Registered operators may offer Internet gaming services to players located in Ontario. Because the Canadian Criminal Code requires gaming “on our through a computer” (including Internet gaming) to be conducted and managed by a provincial government, the framework for Internet gaming registration is uniquely Canadian.

If you’re considering applying for an Ontario registration, you should chat with Jack. Jack would like to learn about your business model and whether an Ontario registration makes sense for you.

Jack can provide you with the specifics you need to make an informed decision. For example, some games (lotteries) are not permitted. Other games (poker) must be ring fenced to Ontario. The Canadian government recently passed federal legislation that allows for entities to offer single-game sports betting (prior to the legislation being passed all sports betting offers had to be parlays).

Jack can help you navigate the registration process and ensure you are in the best position to successfully and quickly obtain a registration. Once you are registered, he can advise with respect to the Registrar’s Standards and ensure that you meet your ongoing compliance obligations whether it’s respect to anti-money laundering, responsible gambling, know your customer requirements, and advertising standards.

Looking for documentation to provide to potential investors?

I can provide you with a risk analysis setting out the legal and practical risks of your operation.

Need a letter for payment processors or advertisers?

I’m happy to answer you with any questions you have or assist you preparing the document itself.

Looking for assistance in other jurisdictions?

I can leverage my network to help you find the right person.

Representative Work in Daily Fantasy Sports

Advised an Internet gambling operator regarding the benefits and drawbacks of obtaining an Ontario Internet gaming licence
Assisted an Internet gambling operator with its application for Ontario Internet gaming licence
Advised an Internet gambling operator of prospective changes to existing operations to comply with the Registrar’s Standards
Assisted a start-up Internet gambling operator assess risk and costs o determine whether obtaining an Ontario Internet gaming licence is appropriate

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Gaming is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the world. Jack will help you navigate the Canadian landscape and leverage his experience and connections in other jurisdictions.