Online betting fans of Ontario have one more option today, as BetRivers Ontario sportsbook and casino has received its license to operate in the province. Owner of BetRivers Sportsbook, RushStreet Interactive Inc., confirmed it would launch both its highly anticipated Ontario online casino and Ontario sportsbook on April 4, 2022, the Ontario’s first day of legal online gambling.
BetRivers Ontario Sportsbook And Casino
Rush Street Interactive, Inc., which operates the BetRivers brand in the US, announced today that the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) had granted it a license to operate in Ontario. It is the latest gaming company to receive permission to enter the market. In doing so, it joins large operators like PointsBet and theScore Bet in providing sports bettors and online casino players with legal, regulated online betting services.
With all the BetRivers Sportsbook features, it’s one of the top sports betting companies south of the border in the US. It has a strong rewards program, and generous bonus offers, and gives players the ability to bet live and stream games on its app. The Ontario BetRivers casino launch is also expected to be a favorite with players. It is already live with Michigan online casinos, West Virginia online casinos, New Jersey online casinos, and the PA casino market.
The ability to switch between the casino and sportsbook is one of the top advantages for bettors who enjoy both casino games and sports betting. The company also offers an Android and iOS app for betting on the go. The casino and sportsbook combined already operate in over a dozen US states.
Ontario Online Gaming In 2022
While Canadian online betting has been in a legal gray area for some time, the passage of Bill C-218 in 2021 paved the way for all forms of gambling to be brought into the legal market. Ontario is the first province to enact legislation that gives a framework for the operations of betting companies like BetRivers. It is expected that the legalization of online sportsbooks and casinos will bring greater protection for players, as well as income for the province through the taxes paid by the betting companies.
BetRivers Ontario Expected Welcome Bonus
Ontario’s online betting companies will not be allowed to advertise their bonuses directly without active consent from potential players. However, it is predicted that BetRivers will have a welcome bonus for both the casino and sportsbook as it has in other markets.
The expected sportsbook bonus, as well as casino bonus, is that BetRivers will match the first deposit by a player at a rate of 100% up to $250 with 1x playthrough requirement on slots. Compared to other online casinos and sportsbooks, this is a generous offer given the low playthrough requirements. As the launch date in the province gets closer, the competition is sure to increase for a share of the market.
Therefore, players can expect various incentives to sign up with the upcoming sportsbooks and casinos, including deposit bonuses, no-deposit bonuses, and other deals worth considering.