After its most recent agreement with Loto-Québec, High 5 Games continues its expansion into the Canadian regulated gaming market. Last week, the company announced that it has been approved by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to enter the province’s new iGaming and sports betting market for private operators, which opens up this spring.
After initially being delayed, Ontario’s open market for private operators is set to go live on April 4, 2022. Approved operators by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario will be able to offer their iGaming and sports betting products online to local gamblers. The market has attracted plenty of interest from gaming companies, due to its population and the federal introduction of single-event betting.
Last week, High 5 Games joined the list of approved and licensed operators by the AGCO to enter the provincially regulated market for iGaming and sports betting. Now, when the market goes live on April 4, 2022, the gaming supplier will be looking to further expand its presence in the province, while also securing more partnerships in the jurisdiction.
The developer is a leading slot provider, which is headquartered in the U.S. and was established back in 1995. Since then, the company has made a name for itself in the iGaming industry as an independent provider of casino titles and it offers a first-rate collection of more than 500 titles to its many partners from the iGaming industry from all around the globe
CEO of the gaming provider, Tony Singer, shared that the company is more than excited to be joining the market as a regulated supplier as big things are occurring in the province’s gambling field. He noted that for years Ontarian gamblers have been playing and enjoying the provider’s content at land-based casinos and now they will be available online.
Currently, the provider operates in several regulated North American markets, including New Jersey, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Connecticut, and most recently in Quebec. Last week, the company revealed its agreement with Loto-Québec, thus making another significant step for its expansion into the continent iGaming market. Now local gamblers will be able to enjoy the provider’s content online.
Eligible players will soon have access to the U.S. provider’s greatest hits, including Triple and Quadruple Double da Vinci Diamonds, Secrets of the Forest Extreme, Caught in the Widow’s Web, and all its upcoming releases. On this agreement, Mr. Singer commented that the company is quite pleased to collaborate with the Crown agency, and that is a great partner to have in the business.
Another Company Eyes a License
Last week, Tiidal Gaming Group announced that it has officially applied for an iGaming license in Ontario. The company boasts a premium eSports and gaming platform has submitted its entry to the AGCO to be a regulated gaming-related supplier. Some of the licensed companies are World Series of Poker, PointsBet, Rivalry, theScore, 888, Bragg Gaming Group, FansUnite, and now High 5 Games.
Source: Horner, Charlie “High 5 Games receives supplier license ahead of Ontario launch”, SBC Americas, March 11, 2022