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AGCO Engagement Opportunity: Promotional Partnerships

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) issued a discussion paper and is seeking stakeholder feedback on potential regulatory risks associated with promotional partnerships.

The AGCO understands that promotional partnerships are a form of advertising and marketing, however they are also an expected component of regulated iGaming in Ontario because of possible regulatory risk.

If interested, you can provide your input on the AGCO Engagement Portal. If you are not registered on the portal, you will need to register for an account.

Deadline to submit feedback has been extended to November 7, 2022. 

AGCO wins International Association of Gaming Regulators’ (IAGR) Regulatory Excellence Award

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has been awarded the International Association of Gaming Regulators’ (IAGR) Regulatory Excellence Award for its work on developing and implementing the regulatory framework for Ontario’s new internet gaming (igaming) market that launched earlier this year.

The honour was announced October 19 at the IAGR’s Annual International Regulatory Awards Gala Awards Event, A Kickstart for Collaboration: Sparking Innovation in Regulatory Practice, in Melbourne, Australia.  This award is presented for “excellence in gaming policy and regulation recognizing an outstanding contribution and achievement by a regulator in advancing efficient and effective gambling policy and regulation”.


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Expect More Ontario Gaming Growth Through 2022

No one is booking any celebratory parades just yet, but those Q2 numbers have the people at the Canadian Gaming Association feeling bullish about gambling in Ontario, looking for other provinces to follow Ontario’s regulatory model.

Burns said to expect to see continued growth through Q3 and Q4 as the Ontario market really sizes out.


WEEKLY FEATURE: Ontario’s Gray Market Grace Period Ends, as Pinnacle Transitions

Pinnacle, known in Ontario for its many years of operating in the “gray market,” is set to go live October 26 in the regulated market. Additionally, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has ended its grace period for others looking to make the same transitions. Paul Burns (l.), head of the Canadian Gaming Association, says the time for leniency is past.