Although Peterborough online casinos may seem to have been around for years it hasn't been a strictly legal and regulated market they’ve been operating within. However this all changed in April 2022.
Within this guide we are going to take a look at the markets that were the predecessors; the black and grey market. We will also explore the benefits of playing at a regulated site whilst taking a look at some of the game genres and reviewing 3 of the top regulated providers; DraftKings, Bet 365 and Fitzdares.
Before the regulated market in April 2022, Peterborough online casinos were either part of the grey or black market. The black market is made up of unregulated casinos often operated by criminal gangs with little to no consideration for the players security, experience or payouts. The grey market on the other hand is made up of offshore companies that are legal and regulated in other countries. This is grey because there was no legislation to state using them was or wasn’t legal.
However since the market has been regulated, the government is keen to move over the grey market providers into the regulated market with a license from the AGCO. This will mean that these companies can be taxed with the money going back into the country rather than overseas; and gambling could be a big source of income for the province.
To date over 85% of the grey market casinos have moved over to the regulated market.
You may wonder what you have to benefit from playing an online casino in Sarnia instead of a grey site or even an unregulated site, afterall the minimum age requirement set out by the AGCO is 19 years old compared to 18 in most other countries, and the choice of operators, although growing, is still much smaller. However, there are some clear benefits to playing at regulated Peterborough online casinos and we would always recommend our readers to play at regulated and licensed sites.
A regulated Peterborough online casino has just as much choice game wise as any of the other markets, in some of the reviews we’ve conducted we’ve seen casinos offering more than 2,500 games, so this isn’t an area where restrictions have compromised a player's options.
These make up the bulk offering of games from online casinos in Ottawa, Orillia and right across the province. The amount can range from several hundred to a couple of thousand. And we mustn't forget, a lot of these casinos are still fairly new and their game libraries are constantly expanding as they acquire new software providers.
Table games are still a firm favorite among players and to keep them fresh and diverse there are usually umpteen variants of the most popular games including BlackJack, Baccarat, Roulette and Poker.
Live casino games are quickly becoming the show stealers of Peterborough online casinos. From the comfort of your own home you can connect to a live dealer in a real casino setting and play in real time; bringing the heart-pounding excitement of a traditional casino to your screen. Although an increasingly popular genre, it is not yet quite as widespread as the other types of games in this list.
DraftKings offers both a sportsbook and casino platform. The casino offers over 700 slots from big named software providers NetEnt, Evolution Gaming, Konomi and IGT to name a few.
Away from the slots is one of the most impressive live casino sections we’ve come across with 60 live dealer options to choose from. The majority of them are BlackJack and Roulette with different variants however there are also some popular game shows and poker options.
The site is easy to navigate using a ribbon along the top to separate all the different types of games however it would really benefit from being able to filter and sort the slots, having to scroll through 700 to find your favorite software provider feels a little antiquated.
Bet 365 is mainly known for its sports book of epic proportions, in-play bets and competitive odds, however its casino offering is also top flight.
The casino has more than 600 slots with some of the biggest named software providers on the books but it has also developed over 100 of its own exclusive titles which means these games can only be found here.
The site is clean and simple and easy to navigate with Poker, Bingo and live casino given their own sections. There is also a dedicated mobile app that can be downloaded for both Android and iOS.
Fitzdares casino impresses with its simple and somewhat elegant design using a simple color palette of black and gold.
Powered by top software providers like NetEnt and Microgaming, the casino boasts more than 500 slots with new titles being added regularly.
The live casino is somewhat impressive with 50+ options to choose from, including your usual suspects such as BlackJack and Baccarat but also some favorite video games such as Crazy Time, Dream Catcher and Monopoly.
The casino offers customers live chat support between 12pm and 7pm EST and also provides an email address. There is a note on the site suggesting that both phone support and extended live chat will be available in the future.
The transition from unregulated to fully regulated has actually proved to be more successful than anticipated with over 85% of grey market providers moving over to become fully licensed and regulated Peterborough online casinos. The shift has provided benefits for players by offering fair gaming, timely payouts, enhanced security and a commitment to responsible gambling. And although there may not be as many options to choose from, this hasn’t meant that the game variety has had to take a hit with some of the casinos we’ve reviewed boasting more than 700 games.
By choosing a regulated casino, players can not only ensure a secure and enjoyable gaming experience but also contribute to the Ontario government's coffers, ultimately benefiting public spending.
The online casinos in Sault Ste Marie should now hold a license from the AGCO, this can easily be checked on the AGCO site and usually the provider will also display the logo. If it doesn't hold a license then this means it is operating in the black or grey market which we would advise to avoid.
Since April 2022, Peterborough online casino has grown to around 70 options with more popping up. Its difficult to pinpoint which is the best however in this latest review we did assess 3 of our favorites; DraftKings, Bet365 and Fitzdares all for different reasons.
FThere are a number of benefits for playing at a regulated site, some of which include; site security must be comprehensive, withdrawals must be processed within a timely manner, responsible gambling must be promoted, games must be fair and then the other added benefit is that regulated casinos are taxed so the money from this goes back into public spending.
Players must be 19 years of age or older to reach the minimum age for gambling in Ontario. Please play responsibly - Gambling can be addictive. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) www.igamingontario.ca ; or (b) www.connexontario.ca .
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