Add another licensee to the list of international operators that will be bringing online gambling services to the Canadian province of Ontario beginning next month. The latest operator confirming the receipt of an iGaming license is GGPoker, via its Dublin, Ireland-based NSUS Ltd. entity. However, it appears that it won’t be GGPoker launching in Ontario, but rather the World Series of Poker, via a new WSOP.ca skin.
The following active listing from Ontario’s Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) shows the newly listed approval for www.wsop.ca and wsop.ca, via NSUS Ltd.:
The World Series of Poker and GGPoker have partnered since 2020 to bring online WSOP bracelet events to an international audience. In both 2020 and 2021, during the pandemic stretch when a live WSOP didn’t run during its normal early-summer run, a slate of US-only bracelet events was offered on WSOP.com, accompanied by an international-only series of WSOP bracelet events, but offered instead on GGPoker.
The latest deal adds to the increasing synergy between the WSOP and GGPoker in the online-poker niche, with further developments rumored.
GGPoker is sixth Ontario iGaming licensee
GGPoker joins 888poker in being announced as active recipients of an Ontario iGaming license in recent days. 888poker parent 888 Holdings revealed its Ontario license in a corporate release late last week. Neither GGPoker nor the WSOP has confirmed its license approval from AGCO, but both 888 Holdings (via a new Ontario subsidiary, VHL Ontario Ltd.) and NSUS appear in a second grouping of three AGCO-approved licensees, along with Annexio Ltd., an online lottery firm.
Earlier, AGCO had announced its first three iGaming license approvals. Those three licenses went to sportsbook firms PointsBet, Rivalry Corp., and theScore Bet (which is affiliated with Penn National Gaming). Another international operator, PokerStars parent Flutter Entertainment, appears elsewhere within AGCO’s multi-category listings but has not, as of this story’s publication, been approved for an iGaming license.
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