Nearly 1300 jobs will be added in Ontario as a result of the impending launch of private online gambling operators, according to a new report published by PlayCanada. The report offers strong evidence that online gaming does not cannibalize jobs from land-based casinos.

“We have found by looking globally that online cannibalization is largely a myth, often propagated by brick-and-mortar casino operators understandably concerned that online gaming will eat into their profits. The truth is that online casinos and sportsbooks often act as a tide that lifts all boats, expanding the market to the benefit of all industry stakeholders,” Robyn McNeil, managing editor of and chief co-author of the report, said.

To prepare the report, compiled data and other information from industry insiders, hiring professionals, and economic experts. It includes detailed research of job listings in comparable jurisdictions.

“Land-based casino operators will have to adjust, but the introduction of private online gambling operators should be a net benefit for Ontario and beyond. Ultimately, the benefit of regulated, private online gambling operators to the economy will be tangible,” said Dustin Gouker, who oversees the Play network of sites that includes

Ontario is scheduled to be the first province to welcome private online gambling operators when online sports betting and casinos launch on April 4. Other provinces are expected to follow suit.

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Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.


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