Online casino gambling, much like sports betting in Ontario, is now legal in the province. With 33 casino operators already registered with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), gamblers are about to have dozens of legal Ontario online casinos just a tap away.
On May 18, 2022, DraftKings became the 16th casino operator to execute an iGaming Ontario operating agreement and go live in the province.
Covers is your home for Ontario iGaming news and updates. Learn about the best legal Ontario online casinos below.
Ontario gamblers counted down the days to their province’s iGaming launch from the second the government of Ontario tabbed the AGCO as the overseeing authority of all things online gaming back in November 2020.
The floodgates officially opened on April 4, 2022, as several third-party operators entered Ontario’s new regulated iGaming market. 888casino, bet365 Casino, and FanDuel Casino were among the first Ontario online casinos to launch on day one.
Ontario’s online gambling market took a giant step forward in April 2022. With big names like BetMGM, Caesars, and FanDuel entering the province, there are now more legal options than ever for casual online gamblers.
Here’s a look at some key dates leading up to and following the iGaming Ontario launch:
May 18, 2022: DraftKings Casino is approved as a legal Ontario online casino after securing an iGaming Ontario operating agreement.
May 13, 2022: DraftKings and PlayFallsview officially register with the AGCO.
May 2, 2022: Three more online casino operators register with the AGCO. PlayOJO, SpinGenie, and SlotsMagic will aim to execute iGO operating agreements and launch their online casinos in the near future.
April 21, 2022: ComeOn is added to the AGCO's list of registered Ontario online gaming operators. The province is up to 28 registered online casinos and 31 online gaming operators.
April 19, 2022: Betway Casino registers with the AGCO, becoming the 30th internet gaming operator in Ontario to do so.
April 13, 2022: NorthStar Gaming (NorthStar Bets) becomes the 29th online gaming operator to register with the AGCO. The online casino and sportsbook will need an iGO operating agreement before going live in Ontario.
April 11, 2022: Unibet launches its online casino website and mobile app in Ontario.
April 4, 2022: Ontario's new iGaming market officially goes live.
April 1, 2022: The AGCO confirms the registration of 11 more online gaming operators, including bwin, Caesars, CasiGo, and Dream Vegas.
March 21, 2022: BetMGM and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) become registered online gaming operators in Ontario.
March 15, 2022: bet365 joins the ranks of approved iGaming operators in Ontario. The UK-based online sportsbook and casino is the 14th operator to register with the AGCO.
March 11, 2022: FanDuel and Royal Panda become the 12th and 13th operators to register with the AGCO.
March 10, 2022: After becoming a registered online gaming operator on March 9, Rush Street Interactive (RSI) confirms it will launch BetRivers.ca real-money casino and sportsbook on April 4. Unibet, LeoVegas, and Fitzdares also receive regulatory approval.
March 3, 2022: Annexio Limited (LottoGo.com), NSUS Limited (World Series of Poker), and VHL Ontario Limited (888casino) are approved as registered internet gaming operators in Ontario. The three registrations will take effect on April 4, 2022.
Jan. 28, 2022: iGaming Ontario (IGO) reveals that Ontario's new iGaming market will launch on April 4, 2022. Registered online gaming operators will be allowed to go live on day one.
Nov. 15, 2021: AGCO releases its Internet Gaming Go-Live Compliance Guide, highlighting responsible gaming and other operator regulations.
Nov. 10, 2021: Golden Nugget President Thomas Winter reveals plans to enter the Ontario market in 2022 when discussing expansion plans and third-quarter financial results.
Nov. 2, 2021: Caesars Entertainment CEO Tom Reeg believes Caesars' history with Caesars Windsor and its existing customer base will give it a competitive advantage in Ontario.
Oct. 27, 2021: Evolution launches a live casino on OLG.ca. Ontario is the fourth province to partner with Evolution (Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec).
Oct. 14, 2021: Rush Interactive Inc. (RSI) launches CASINO4FUN® — a free-to-play online casino and sportsbook. The company plans to enter Ontario’s real money iGaming market with its flagship brand, BetRivers, in 2022.
Sept. 9, 2021: The AGCO finalizes rules and regulations for Ontario’s new iGaming market.
July 6, 2021: The government of Ontario announces that the province’s open and competitive iGaming market will be managed by iGaming Ontario, a newly established subsidiary of the AGCO.
Ontario residents 19 and older can play online casino games and gamble at the province’s brick-and-mortar casinos and slots facilities.
Here's a look at what you can expect at online casinos in Ontario:
You must be at least 19 to gamble online or at a land-based casino in Ontario. If you are 18, you may play the provincial lottery and place sports bets at retail locations.
Ontario’s new mobile iGaming market is one of the largest and most competitive in North America. With more than 30 operators submitting applications to launch on April 4, 2022, residents unsurprisingly had a plethora of online casino options on day one. iGaming Ontario regulates all third-party Ontario online casino gambling in the province, while AGCO oversees Ontario's gambling industry as a whole.
Gamblers can create an Ontario online casino account with any registered operator from anywhere in the province.
Ontario residents travelling out of the province should be prepared to put their casino gambling on hold. Each Canadian province has its own rules, regulations, and online casinos. Leaving Ontario means you’ll no longer have access to the province's registered platforms.
Ontario is home to 28 brick-and-mortar casinos, with seven located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
Gambling profits are not taxed in Canada, so Ontarians can enjoy 100% of their casino winnings.
If you're ready to start gambling in Ontario, follow these steps to register.
Visit an Ontario online casino website or download its dedicated app to get started. We recommend reading some casino reviews and seeking out the best sign-up bonuses before getting started.
It will only take a few moments to complete the registration process. After entering your personal information, be prepared to share a piece of identification before activating your account.
Online casinos in Ontario routinely offer generous bonuses to new players. Operators will do everything they can to get a leg up on the competition, so look for welcome offers like deposit matches, no deposit bonuses, and free spins.
Be sure to fully understand the parameters of any welcome bonuses before making your first deposit. When you’re ready, choose your preferred deposit method to fund your new online casino account. Options in Ontario include Interac, PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, and more.
Slots typically dominate the library of casino games in Ontario, but you should also find a variety of table games such as blackjack, roulette, poker, and more. An increasing number of Ontario gambling sites also offer live casino betting, featuring interactions with live dealers.
Once you’ve explored everything your chosen online casino has to offer, it’ll be time to take advantage of those welcome bonuses. Most Ontario online casinos will also offer recurring promotions such as loyalty bonuses.
Depending on the withdrawal method you choose, it can take anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks to gain access to your funds. Typically, withdrawals take a few days to process.
According to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG), there are currently 28 brick-and-mortar casinos operating across the province.
Thirty-six (36) online gaming operators are now registered with the AGCO, including 33 online casinos. There are now 15 online casinos live in Ontario, with many more on the way.
|Online casino||Registered with AGCO||iGO operating agreement||Mobile app||Software||Sportsbook|
|888casino||NetEnt, Play'n Go, Playtech, Red Tiger + more||888sport|
|bet365 Casino||Microgaming, Play'n Go, Playtech + more||bet365 Ontario|
|BetMGM Casino||IGT, NetEnt, Playtech + more||BetMGM|
|BetRivers Casino||IGT, Konami, NetEnt, Scientific + more||BetRivers Ontario|
|Betsafe||IGT, Microgaming, NetEnt + more||Betsafe|
|BetVictor Casino||Microgaming, NetEnt + more||BetVictor|
|Betway Casino||Evolution, Microgaming + more||Betway|
|bwin||Microgaming, NetEnt, Playtech + more||bwin|
|Caesars||IGT, NetEnt, Scientific + more||Caesars Sportsbook|
|CasiGo||Microgaming, NetEnt, Play'n Go + more||N/A|
|Casimba||NetEnt, Play'n Go + more||N/A|
|Casino Days||Play'n Go, Pragmatic Play, Red Tiger + more||N/A|
|ComeOn||Evolution, NetEnt + more||ComeOn|
|DraftKings Casino||NetEnt, IGT + more||DraftKings|
|Dream Vegas||Big Time Gaming, Evolution, NetEnt + more||N/A|
|FanDuel Casino||Evolution, IGT, NetEnt, Scientific + more||FanDuel Ontario|
|firevegas||Microgaming, NetEnt, Red Tiger + more||N/A|
|Fitzdares||Evolution, Microgaming, Pragmatic Play + more||Fitzdares|
|Gate 777||Big Time Gaming, Evolution, Microgaming, + more||N/A|
|GG Poker||NetEnt, Pragmatic Play, Red Tiger + more||N/A|
|Golden Nugget||IGT, Konami, NetEnt + more||Golden Nugget|
|Hello Casino||Evolution, IGT, Microgaming + more||N/A|
|JackpotCity||Eguzi, Evolution, Microgaming + more||N/A|
|Jackpot Village||Evolution, Play'n Go, Pragmatic Play + more||N/A|
|LeoVegas||IGT, Microgaming, NetEnt + more||LeoVegas|
|LottoGo||Microgaming, NetEnt, Playtech, Pragmatic Play + more||N/A|
|NorthStar Bets||Playtech||NorthStar Bets|
|partycasino||Blueprint, Evolution + more||partysports|
|Pinnacle||Evolution, NetEnt, Pragmatic Play + more||Pinnacle|
|PlayOJO||IGT, NetEnt, Play'n Go + more||N/A|
|Playzee||Play'n Go, Pragmatic Play + more||N/A|
|PointsBet Casino||Evolution, IGT, Microgaming, NetEnt + more||PointsBet|
|Royal Panda Casino||Evolution, Microgaming, NetEnt + more||Royal Panda|
|Ruby Fortune||Evolution, Microgaming + more||N/A|
|SIA Casino||Playtech + more||Sports Interaction|
|SlotsMagic||Microgaming, Play'n Go + more||N/A|
|Spin Casino||Evolution, Microgaming, NetEnt + more||N/A|
|SpinGenie||Evolution, IGT + more||N/A|
|theScore Bet||TBD||theScore Bet|
|Unibet||IGT, Microgaming, NetEnt + more||Unibet|
|Caesars Windsor||377 Riverside Dr. E, Windsor, ON N9A 7H7||+1 800-991-7777||Open 24 hours|
|Cascades Casino Chatham||615 Richmond St, Chatham, ON N7M 1R2||(226) 296-0309||10 a.m. - 2 a.m.|
|Casino Ajax||50 Alexander's Crossing, Ajax, ON L1Z 2E6||+1 866-445-3939||Open 24 hours|
|Casino Niagara||5705 Falls Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6T3||+1 888-325-5788||Open 24 hours|
|Casino Rama||5899 Rama Rd, Orillia, ON L3V 6H6||+1 800-832-7529||Open 24 hours|
|Casino Woodbine||555 Rexdale Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 5L1||(416) 675-1101||Open 24 hours|
|Elements Casino - Brantford||40 Icomm Dr, Brantford, ON N3S 7S9||+1 888-694-6946||Open 24 hours|
|Elements Casino - Flamboro||967 Ontario 5, Dundas, ON L9H 5G1||(905) 628-4275||Open 24 hours|
|Elements Casino - Grand River||7445 Wellington County Rd 21, Elora, ON N0B 1S0||(519) 846-2022||10 a.m. - 2 a.m. (Su-We); 10 a.m. - 12 a.m. (Th); Open 24 hours (Fr-Sa)|
|Elements Casino - Mohawk||9430 Guelph Line, Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0||(905) 854-4053||Open 24 hours|
|Fallsview Casino||6380 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 7X5||+1 888-325-5788||Open 24 hours|
|Gateway Casinos - Clinton||147 Beech St, Clinton, ON N0M 1L0||(519) 482-7540||9 a.m. - 1 a.m.|
|Gateway Casinos - Innisfil||7485 5th Side Rd, Innisfil, ON L9S 3S1||(705) 726-6770||Open 24 hours|
|Gateway Casinos - London||900 King St, London, ON N5W 5K3||(519) 672-5394||Open 24 hours|
|Gateway Casinos – Sarnia||1730 London Line, Sarnia, ON N7T 7H2||(519) 383-3732||9 a.m. - 1 a.m.|
|Gateway Casinos - Sault Ste. Marie||30 Bay St, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 7A6||(705) 759-0100||9 a.m. - 2 a.m. (Su-Th); 9 a.m. - 4 a.m. (Fr-Sa)|
|Gateway Casinos - Sudbury||400 Bonin St, Chelmsford, ON P0M 1L0||(705) 855-7164||10 a.m. - 2 a.m. (Su-Th); 10 a.m. - 4 a.m. (Fr-Sa)|
|Gateway Casinos - Thunder Bay||50 Cumberland St S, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5L4||(807) 766-7900||9 a.m. - 4 a.m.|
|Gateway Casinos - Woodstock||851 Nellis St, Woodstock, ON N4S 4C6||(519) 537-4808||Open 24 hours|
|Great Blue Heron Casino||21777 Island Rd, Port Perry, ON L9L 1B6||(905) 985-4888||Open 24 hours|
|Pickering Casino Resort||888 Durham Live Avenue, Pickering, ON L1W 0C1||(833)-629-0552||Open 24 hours|
|Playtime Casino Hanover||275 5th St, Hanover, ON N4N 3W6||(519) 364-7606||9 a.m. - 1 a.m. (Su-We); 9 a.m. - 12 a.m. (Th); Open 24 hours (Fr-Sa)|
|Rideau Carleton Casino||4837 Albion Rd S, Gloucester, ON K1X 1A3||(613) 822-8668||Open 24 hours|
|Shorelines Casino Belleville||380 Bell Blvd, Belleville, ON K8P 5H9||(613) 689-9100||Hours vary; Open 24 hours (Sa-Su)|
|Shorelines Casino Peterborough||1400 Crawford Dr, Peterborough, ON K9J 6X6||833-678-0880||Hours vary; Open 24 hours (Sa-Su)|
|Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands||380 ON-2, Gananoque, ON K7G 2V4||(613) 382-6800||8 a.m. - 4 a.m.|
|Shorelines Slots Kawartha Downs||1382 County Rd 28, Fraserville, ON K0L 1V0||(705) 939-2400||10 a.m. - 12 a.m.|
|Starlight Casino Point Edward||2000 Venetian Blvd, Point Edward, ON N7T 8G4||(519) 383-7770||10 a.m. - 2 a.m.|
Ontario’s online casinos are just the tip of the gambling iceberg in Canada’s most populous province. Residents can also bet on sports, horse races, and daily fantasy sports.
A new era of Ontario sports betting also arrived in Ontario on April 4, 2022. Many of the Ontario gambling sites offering casino games also feature sportsbooks.
Dozens of reputable grey market sportsbooks continue to operate in Ontario without issue, but several of these operators have applied to enter Ontario’s new iGaming market. Additionally, many familiar U.S. sportsbooks are looking to crack Ontario’s new lineup of online sportsbooks.
Check out our Ontario sports betting sites guide to learn more.
Ontario’s horse racing industry continues to thrive in 2022. From Ottawa to Leamington, horse racing enthusiasts can find 15 racetracks strewn across the province.
Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack stands as the epicenter of horse racing in Ontario, with the 2022 spring season set to kick off on April 16, 2022.
DFS operators DraftKings and FanDuel have dominated the Ontario market for years. However, daily fantasy contests have been put on hold in Ontario as newly-regulated operators establish new iGaming compliant sites in the province.
Responsible gaming has been a topic at the forefront of Ontario’s new iGaming market. Expect third-party operators to demonstrate transparency and provide Ontario players with the tools they need to keep a watchful eye on their gambling habits.
PlaySmart.ca provides Ontarians with helpful guides to gambling, problem gambling resources, and a toll-free helpline.Visit PlaySmart.ca
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Ontario gamblers are now able to choose from a large pool of safe and regulated online casinos. We strongly recommend sticking to these legal options and avoiding the following blacklisted websites:
Yes, online gambling is legal in Ontario. Those located in Ontario can bet on sports and gamble at online casinos.
Yes, online casinos are legal in Ontario. With the province's April 2022 iGaming launch, gamblers now have access to more than a dozen AGCO-regulated online casinos.
There are currently 16 legal online casino operators with iGaming Ontario operating agreements in hand. Several other gaming sites are in the process of registering with the AGCO and can legally accept bets from Ontarians.
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) oversees the online gambling industry in Ontario. AGCO's subsidiary iGaming Ontario (iGO) is responsible for the province's new iGaming market.
Yes, 18-year-olds may bet on sports at a retail location or play the lottery. However, you must be 19 to enter a casino or bet online in Ontario.
Yes, there are seven casinos in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), including Casino Woodbine in Etobicoke.
Ontarians can play slots online with any licensed online casino in the province. Those who prefer a more tangible experience can visit an Ontario casino in person.
Yes, online poker is legal in Ontario.
Jeff Watters is a content editor at Covers. Before he began supporting Covers experts in making smarter sports bettors in 2021, the well-traveled Nova Scotian and Atlanta Braves fanatic spent time writing about education, software, and NHL prospects.