PointsBet hails Canadian approval as a momentous milestone

PointsBet hails Canadian approval as a momentous milestone

PointsBet has described the acceptance of PointsBet Canada as a “momentous step” toward bringing its “authentically Canadian gaming experience” to Ontario. 

PointsBet to arrive in Canada 

PointsBet Canada, which the Alcohol and Gaming Commission has approved of Ontario, will become the company’s registered sports betting operator in Ontario on April 4, 2022 – the same date that the province’s regulated igaming market launches.

Initially scheduled to open in December 2021, the igaming launch in Ontario is claimed to develop a new online gaming platform that will “assist in protecting consumers and increasing options. From the beginning, we have held true to our goal of developing a Canadian sportsbook with Canadian workers for the Canadian market,” noted Scott Vanderwel, chief executive officer of PointsBet Canada.

Quotes from the Press Release

“With its outstanding speed and ease of use, unmatched in-game betting capabilities, and unique local relationships, PointsBet Canada will introduce a new, responsible, and exciting form of sports betting and entertainment to Ontario sports fans in less than 60 days.”

Chantal Cipriano, vice-president, legal, compliance, and people at PointsBet Canada, echoed Vanderwel’s sentiments, expressing her delight at being “one of the first ” igaming businesses authorized by the AGCO.

“It indicates regulators’ trust in our capacity to provide an innovative, safe, and responsible experience to Ontario consumers,” she said of the clearance. We look forward to leveraging our expertise from Australia and the United States to assist Ontario in developing a trusted, competitive, and regulated igaming business, laying a critical foundation for our nation.”


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