BetMGM Canada Sportsbook Approved for Ontario Sports Betting on April 4

Wayne Gretzky - BetMGM Canada
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  • BetMGM Sportsbook Canada joins 14 other sportsbook operators for Ontario’s iGaming launch on April 4.
  • Ontario bettors will now have access to one of the best U.S. sports betting apps with BetMGM.
  • BetMGM Canada has already acquired the help of Canadian sporting legends Wayne Gretzky and Connor McDavid as brand ambassadors.

One of the largest private online sportsbooks has officially received approval from the AGCO today, with BetMGM sportsbook coming on board to provide Canadian bettors a distinctive sports betting experience.

BetMGM Canada has been ramping up their marketing efforts in recent months. It’s expected that BetMGM Ontario will be one of the best Ontario sports betting apps available in the Great White North come April 4, 2022.

BetMGM Canada Get’s Green Light for April

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario and the iGaming Ontario organization are working together in aiming to legalize online sportsbooks within the Canadian province of Ontario. BetMGM Canada, a private operator, was expecting to be one of the first such sites to effect legalization, and that is now possible with the company’s receipt of official AGCO approval.

BetMGM Sportsbook Canada Pivotal for 2022 Growth

BetMGM confirmed via a business update earlier this year – that it is currently live in 19 jurisdictions – four iGaming and 19 sports betting. So far this year BetMGM Sportsbook has reached 40% of the US adult population with sportsbook launches in Illinois and Louisiana in Q1. Retail sportsbooks in Puerto Rico and both online sportsbook and iGaming in Ontario, is an integral part of the first entry to online sports betting in Canada.

BetMGM Canada Sportsbook

After operating one of the largest casinos in Las Vegas, BetMGM has expanded into other ventures in the United States and now operates online sportsbooks in Nevada as well as other states. BetMGM Canada is the next step of the BetMGM takeover of North America, which is kick-off in Ontario this April 2022. You can check out other Canadian sports betting apps that BetMGM will be joining.

BetMGM is bound to interest many Canadians, especially those who enjoy visiting Las Vegas. The BetMGM sportsbook and BetMGM casino are both well regarded. Its main benefits of the BetMGM Canada sportsbook will without a doubt be the lucrative sign-up promos, top-rated betting app, and the overall professionalism that comes with betting with the ‘King of Sportsbooks’.

BetMGM Canada – Wayne Gretzky Partnership

Wayne Gretzky, a.k.a. “The Great One,” has recently signed a multi-year brand ambassador contract with a leading sports betting site BetMGM Sportsbook. He intends to work with the company’s North American marketing initiatives.

Wayne Gretzky BetMGM Commercial

Gretzky is a distinguished Canadian athlete, he earned many trophies and distinctions throughout his prestigious career, including the Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL’s Most Valuable Player (nine times), the Stanley Cup (four), and the Art Ross Trophy for scoring champions (ten).

Connor McDavid & BetMGM Canada

Alongside NHL legend Gretzky, stars future hall of famer and Edmonton Oilers captain Conor McDavid. The MVP partnering with “The King of Sportsbooks” BetMGM is an incredible marketing campaign, which should represent the BetMGM Canada brand with authenticity and real sports backing.

“I am very excited to partner with BetMGM as they continue to shape the future of sports betting,” said McDavid. “It’s also a real honor to be on the same BetMGM team with star athletes like Wayne Gretzky and Kevin Garnett, both of whom I admire very much.”

When Will BetMGM Launch in Canada?

BetMGM Sportsbook Canada is set to launch on April 4, 2022. Along with 14 other sportsbook operators that are going live that day in Ontario. BetRivers Ontario is set to be among the biggest US sportsbooks, they will join Unibet Ontario as they switch over existing Canadian bettors to their new regulated Unibet Canadian site.

The main event that triggered these online sports betting operators was the passed of bill C-218, in August 2021. That bill allowed for single-event sports betting, but there are still numerous rules that must be set by the individual states before sports betting operators can have a chance to run.

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