Casino with license from Ontario, Canada
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Gambling Restrictions In Ontario
There was not a special restriction for serving Canadians and international operators gladly accepted them and even provided them with the option to bet in CAD and use Canadian payment methods for deposits and withdrawals. However, the lack of regulation put customers at risk. Now, Ontario authorities believe the legalization would “protect consumers and provide choice”.
The Ontario online gambling market debut came 3 years after the announcement that the province would allow international operators to obtain licenses. In early 2022, authorities passed the so-called bill C-218. The latter amended the Criminal Code and lifted the ban on betting on the outcome of “any race or fight, or on a single sport event or athletic contest.”
As a result, a dozen prominent providers of online gambling services applied for a local license and expectations are that more will follow suit in the coming months.
So, if you were wondering can you gamble online in Ontario, the answer is YES. From April 2022, gambling is perfectly legal and operators that used to lurk in the shadows and operate on the grey market are enabled to apply for a license.
Casinos that are about to claim Ontario license: