The newly established gaming entity in Ontario is responsible for online offerings has already made some changes to the digital rules. The new entity is known as iGaming Ontario, and it has already banned the use of auto-play while gambling online and mandated a minimum spin speed of 2.5 seconds for digital slot machines.
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is now the only officially regulated entity in the province that offers online gaming. This is expected to change in the near future, as the province considers extending the market. The government launched iGaming Ontario last week, a subsidiary of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario that will regulate online offerings.
Some improvements to the online offerings have already been prepared and announced by the new entity for online gambling. The Auto-play option in digital slots has now been banned by the organization, as the rules indicate that a player must commit to each game individually by releasing and pressing the start button or its equivalent button.
There are additional changes to the spin speed, which remains unchanged at 2.5 seconds. Additionally, split-screen or multi-screen slot play is now also prohibited by the new entity. This was done because some games give the impression that skill or skill can influence the results.The animation where a player wins less than his original stake, which is similar to that of a win is also banned.
Participants’ net position in the game must be displayed in Canadian dollars, not credits, in online games. The new guidelines also state that marketing materials cannot appeal to minors based on themes or language. Advertisements must not be placed near schools or feature a fictional character that appeals to young ones.
Susceptibilities, aspirations, credulity, inexperience, or lack of understanding for potentially high-risk players must not be used in gambling advertisements. Furthermore, marketing must not be misleading or indicate that gambling is a means of achieving financial success. Ads to promote bonus offers now must also be displayed on the operator’s website. Operators will have to provide self-exclusion options and introduce responsible gaming provisions.
New Gaming Entity
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s subsidiary, iGaming Ontario, was officially launched last week. The new entity will operate independently of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, with its own staff and board of directors to be announced soon. Birgitte Sand, a Danish consultant, will be in charge of the project and will be responsible with meeting and discussing issues with industry advocates.
Torstar Corporation congratulated and praised the local authorities shortly after the introduction of the new iGaming entity for regulated online betting in Ontario. The new entity comes at a great time, as the country is allowing single-sport betting, according to the media outlet that aims to enter the province’s gaming markets by launching a casino platform. It is believed that this would greatly improve offerings and betting volume in the country.