Ontario iGaming Community Welcomes Light & WonderPublished April 11, 2022 by Brett C
The Canadian province of Ontario officially welcomed legal online gaming on Monday, April 4, 2022. Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS), now operating as Light & Wonder, is spearheading initiatives in Ontario with a wide range of iGaming operations. Players and operators enjoy the benefits of an extensive library of games, encompassing card games, table games, and online slot machines. games, through the partner platform – OpenGaming™.
Light & Wonder has bolstered its position in the North American market with the rollout of iGaming services across Ontario, Canada. Now that the content aggregation platform with proprietary games is operational in the most populous province in Maple Country, things are looking up for the company. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and its subsidiary division, iGaming Ontario, are in charge of the province's licensing and regulation of private operators.
Light & Wonder was one of the first to meet compliance requirements and get regulated by the AGCO and iGaming Ontario. Legal online gaming activity in Ontario will help boost Light & Wonder's brand and market penetration with a large and growing iGaming market in Canada. The OpenGaming™ platform provides players and operators with access to a wide range of games.
Ontario – A Game Changer
Canada is home to a thriving online gaming market. Now that Ontario offers legal online gaming, Light & Wonder's in-house studios (Blueprint Gaming, ReelPlay, Big Time Gaming, Lightning Box) are set to benefit in a big way. There are scores of online casino games developed by these studios, at participating partner operators, under the umbrella of L&W.
It is estimated that the OpenGaming™ ecosystem features 3500+ games from a worldwide array of third-party gaming studios and proprietary studios. These platforms are easily integrated with operators for an optimized casino experience. The CEO of iGaming at Light & Wonder, Dylan Slaney, was plenty excited about entry into the Ontario iGaming market,
'We're incredibly proud to be bringing our OpenGaming offering to the re-regulated province of Ontario upon its iGaming open market launch. It goes without saying, our extensive catalogue of highly sought-after games is unbeatable, and we're confident that players will truly enjoy everything we have to offer them.
"This expansion is a significant move for Light & Wonder that further highlights our desire to continue our steady and sustained growth in key emerging markets around the world. With cutting-edge content that is easy to integrate, we have strong ambitions to hold a leading position in Ontario, and this takes us a step further on our journey to become the leading cross-platform global game company.'
About Light & Wonder
Light & Wonder, formerly Scientific Games Corporation, is an industry-leading authority in cross-platform entertainment for the iGaming community. The company employs an estimated 5000 people across six continents. It uses cutting-edge technology and creative flair to craft award-winning games and robust platforms. The proprietary OpenGaming™ platform powers the world's largest iGaming network. A responsible gaming advocate by design, Light & Wonder subscribes to sustainable practices and the highest standards of excellence in the industry.