Connect with us
Midnight Princess - Power of Love slot game by Play'n GO
Midnight Princess - Power of Love - Slots game by Play'n GO

Canada

Majority of Ontarians wagering on Super Bowl LVIII to bet online

Published

on

A new survey from the Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) shows that four in ten Ontario sports bettors (41 per cent) will place a wager on Super Bowl LVIII. Of all who plan to bet on the big game, the vast majority (80 per cent) will do so online.

The survey found most online bettors use multiple sportsbook platforms when placing bets; 85 per cent use up to three, and 15 per cent use four or more. Over half (58 per cent) will check to see if a sportsbook website is regulated.

Over half (54 per cent) of those who bet on the Super Bowl say their main reason to bet is to add to the excitement of the game. Over a quarter (28 per cent) bet because family or friends are betting and more than half (56 per cent) of respondents say they tend to bet more than usual when watching with these relations. This jumps to two thirds of younger bettors (69 per cent of those aged 18-34) and is highest amongst those who bet on sports regularly (81 per cent).

Three-quarters (74 per cent) of Ontario adults who bet believe their sports knowledge gives them an edge in predicting outcomes. This jumps to almost 9 in 10 (85 per cent) of those who bet on sports regularly. The misconception that one can accurately predict an outcome can lead to over confidence and the illusion of control. This false belief can increase risk, influencing some to bet more than they can afford to lose.

Additional risk is associated with the consumption of substances that can impair judgement and decision-making. Almost three-quarters of those who bet (72 per cent) plan to consume alcohol, cannabis, or other substances during the Super Bowl. Two fifths (42 per cent) tend to bet more when they partake.

Advertisement
Stake.com

Staying Onside

While many Ontarians will be placing bets, the majority (78 per cent) of Super Bowl bettors have at least one strategy to manage their gambling risk. The most common strategies include determining a pre-set betting limit (36 per cent), betting to have fun and not to make money (25 per cent), and not betting more to recoup losses (18 per cent). Paying attention to mood and state of mind, two fifths (22 per cent) commit to never betting while intoxicated and a fifth won’t bet if they’re feeling depressed or anxious (17 per cent).

The good news is all regulated sports book websites have responsible gambling features, but they vary from site to site. Of those surveyed, two fifths (38 per cent) read online information about the odds of winning and how certain games work. Those watching the Super Bowl are most likely to use money limit-setting tools (38 per cent) or take a cooling off period (27 per cent).

“With most of Ontario’s Super Bowl betting happening online, it’s encouraging to see the majority of bettors using responsible gambling features on regulated sports book websites,” says Shelley White, CEO, Responsible Gambling Council. “Whether betting on or offline, perceived knowledge of the game, being with friends and family, and substance use can all influence how we play. Staying within a pre-set limit and not risking more than you can afford to lose is always a good game plan.”

How Ontarians plan to bet on the Super Bowl

Advertisement
Stake.com

While most betting on the Super Bowl will place a single bet on the outcome of the game (64 per cent), a third (36 per cent) will bet multiple times throughout the game, and a quarter (25 per cent) will bet multiple times by using several sportsbook websites.

44 per cent will bet online with a sportsbook website
44 per cent will bet with friends
27 per cent will buy sport-based lottery tickets
23 per cent will bet in a pool
How much Ontario Super Bowl bettors plan to wager

50 per cent say they will bet less than $50
42 per cent say they will bet between $51 and $250
6 per cent say they will bet more than $250
RGC tips for safer sports betting

Be mindful of the illusion of control and remember that even with expertise or knowledge of a sport or online game, you can’t predict the unexpected.
Be aware that time spent, and knowledge gained won’t help you “beat the odds”.
Plan before you play – pre-set betting limits and stay within your budget.
Only gamble with money you can afford to lose – never borrow money or use money intended for necessities, like rent/mortgage or food.
Never chase losses by trying to win back what you’ve lost.
Limit your alcohol and/or cannabis intake.
Don’t bet if you are upset or stressed.
View sports betting as entertainment, not a way to make money.
To learn how to keep your play safer visit Gambling is Random.

Methodology
An online survey of 1,002 Ontario residents aged 18+ was completed between January 12-14, 2024, using Leger’s online panel. A probability sample of the same size would yield a margin of error of +/-3.1%, 19 times out of 20.

Advertisement
Stake.com
Continue Reading

Canada

The Mill Adventure Secures Gaming-related Supplier License in Ontario

Published

on

 

The Mill Adventure has announced that it has secured a gaming-related supplier license from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

The Mill Adventure can now provide its full-service player account management (PAM) platform to licensed operators in Ontario. This achievement demonstrates the provider’s proactive approach to capturing opportunities in fast-evolving, regulated markets.

As one of North America’s most dynamic iGaming markets, Ontario offers substantial growth potential for innovative companies, providing unique avenues for exploring cutting-edge technologies, diverse player engagement strategies, and partnerships with leading operators.

“The dedication and ingenuity of our team, coupled with our stringent compliance standards, have propelled us to this significant milestone. We are eager to introduce our platform to local operators and revolutionize gaming experiences in this thriving region,” Bjørnar Heggernes, Commercial Director at The Mill Adventure, said.

Advertisement
Stake.com

The Mill Adventure platform, acclaimed for its operational efficiency and unique player engagement capabilities, merges sophisticated technology with inventive functionality — from SmartLobbies, its AI-powered casino management solution to Betpool, a feature designed to reimagine casino and sportsbook as social hubs. The platform features state-of-the-art tools, including a fully automated casino management system, in-house promotional tools, in-depth analytics, and robust security features for fraud and risk management, automated withdrawals, and Responsible Gaming — all designed to ensure relevance and excellence in a competitive market while being fully compliant.

Honored with the “Platform Innovation of the Year” title at SBC’s recent CasinoBeats Awards, the company continues to lead the way in ensuring seamless and secure gaming experiences and is poised to meet the high standards and expectations of Ontario’s operators and players.

In addition to Ontario, The Mill Adventure holds licenses in Germany, Sweden, Romania, and Malta, as well as platform certifications in the Netherlands, Portugal, and Georgia — regulatory recognitions that underscore the company’s reputation for exceptional compliance proficiency in the global iGaming industry.

Continue Reading

Canada

GiG signs iGaming platform agreement to expand Ontario market footprint

Published

on

GiG signs iGaming platform agreement to expand Ontario market footprint

 

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has announced the signing of a Head of Terms with Ventures Lab, for the provision of its award winning iGaming platform, and AI tools DataX and LogicX, marking the fourth partner for GiG in the Canadian province and supporting GiG’s global strategy for regulated market growth.

The agreement with Ventures Lab in Ontario will fully utilise the capability of the platform and the ability to support speed to market. GiG’s experience in Ontario and in global regulated markets, and as exclusive regulated markets provider for the brand, the deal includes scope to leverage the possibility to expand into a multi-jurisdictional partnership in the future.

GiG has focused its suite of pioneering solutions on driving exponential growth in revenue for operators with its highly scalable iGaming platform, offering localised third party content and leading suppliers for the Ontarian market. GiGs peerless gamification layer creates an optimised and immersive casino experience tailored to regional preferences, powering increases in both client retention and player engagement.

As part of the deal, Ventures Lab will benefit from the full power of dynamic AI tools DataX and LogicX. With a growing emphasis on cutting-edge artificial intelligence and automation, the incorporation of the advanced machine learning models into it’s toolkit, with enhancing decision-making processes and rule building will help deliver significant increases in player acquisition and customer retention.

Advertisement
Stake.com

With the reporting year starting April 1st, iGaming in Ontario has published that the 2023-24 year ended with online gaming revenue topping at €3.8 billion, an 88% increase over the previous year, representing the opportunity for significant growth throughout the province.

Andrew Cochrane, Chief Business Officer at GiG, commented, “GiG is continuing to attract experienced partners who trust in our ability as the technology partner to drive efficiency and profitability in their operations. This agreement further underpins our powerful strategy to capitalise on the overwhelming potential within our market leading solutions, forming strong new partnerships in core regulated markets, with the intention of reaching and exceeding our ambitious growth targets for the business.”

Carlos Strazzer, Chief Executive Officer at Ventures Lab added: “This collaboration will enable us to drive substantial growth and expansion leveraging GiGs vast experience in regulated markets and their leading technology. We’re very much looking forward to delivering an unparalleled betting experience for the Ontarian market and seizing the opportunities this region holds.”

Continue Reading

Canada

SUZOHAPP Becomes Sponsor of Canadian Gaming Summit

Published

on

 

SUZOHAPP has become a sponsor of this year’s Canadian Gaming Summit.

“We are thrilled to participate in and support the Canadian Gaming Summit, as Canada presents immense opportunities in the retail sector and the industry is rapidly expanding in this region. Ontario was the first territory to allow retail sports betting and our installation of sports betting terminals in premier locations such as Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara has set the stage for further expansion in that market,” Sim Bielak, President of SUZOHAPP, said.

Sim Bielak will be a speaker on one of the panels, sharing his industry insight on capturing the attention of the next generation of Canadian gamblers. The panel, titled “Next-Gen gamification: engaging Millennials and Gen Z”, is scheduled for Thursday 20 from 11.45 am – 12.30 pm.

Continue Reading

Trending

GamingAmericas.com (part of HIPTHER) is your one-stop portal for the latest news, insights, and analyses in the gaming industry across the Americas. From legislative updates and market trends to interviews with industry leaders, we provide a comprehensive look at the dynamic landscape of both online and land-based gaming. Whether you're a stakeholder looking to stay ahead of the curve or a gaming enthusiast eager for reliable updates, GamingAmericas.com has got you covered. Follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter for real-time updates and exclusive content. Make informed decisions and stay ahead in the game with GamingAmericas.com.

Disclaimer: All the information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes only. Always check your local laws before participating in any gaming activities.

Copyright © 2018 – 2024, HIPTHER. All Rights Reserved.