A vast array of gambling options are available in Ontario, including provincially-operated sports betting lotteries, lotteries, horse racing, and land-based and online casinos using a growing online presence. Gaming and sports gambling fans may take advantage of lots of sports , poker and internet gaming betting sites which are operated offshore.
However, the present government monopoly on sports and gaming betting, which is governed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, forbids the operation of land-based casinos and privately-owned online, poker rooms and sportsbooks, with the exclusion of First Nations-owned/operated online casinos.
In the Province of Ontario, gambling and sports gambling are legally regulated by the Gaming Control Act, which came into force in 1992 to restrain the rise of the gaming industry in the province, also cleared the way for the opening of the province’s very first land-based casinos in Niagara Falls and Windsor.
Gambling laws in Ontario are enforced by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, that has been created by the Province of Ontario in 1998 to regulate the sale, service and consumption of alcoholic beverages, and make certain that casino and charitable gaming is conducted in a manner that’s socially responsible, and in the public interest.