April 1, 2022 Sports Betting, iGaming, Canada

FanDuel to bring its sports betting offering to Ontario

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The US sports betting giant will launch its platform this month.

FanDuel is set to launch its sportsbook in the Canadian province of Ontario this month. Subject to approval from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO)  and iGaming Ontario, the sports betting juggernaut will also bring its iCasino platform to the region. 

This news comes after the AGCO announced that both iGaming and single-event sports betting would come to Canada’s most populous province on April 4.

FanDuel’s iGaming offering will come in the form of a standalone app, allowing players to bet on real-time and real-money games. This platform will launch with over 250 titles in the live dealer, random number generation and slot games categories. 

"We're so thrilled to open our Canadian office and bring FanDuel's world-class Sportsbook and Casino to Canada's passionate sports fans," said FanDuel Group CEO Amy Howe. 

"This is a huge moment for the industry and we look forward to providing Canadians with entertaining and responsible sports experiences."

Powered by IGT’s PlaySports platform, FanDuel has placed a focus on responsible gaming when launching this new sportsbook. The company will utilise its Play Well approach in order to make sure all measures are taken to prevent problem gambling. 

FanDuel is not alone in launching its offering this month, with a plethora of high-profile operators set to enter the market. Among the names bettors will find in Ontario are PointsBet, BetMGM Ontario, Unibet, Rush Street Interactive’s BetRivers brand, Coolbet, LottoGo, Fitzdares, Bet365, LeoVegas, World Series of Poker, Rivalry, Royal Panda, theScore and 888.

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