GGPoker Confirms WSOP.ca Will Launch in Ontario Subsequent Month

GGPoker Confirms WSOP.ca Will Launch in Ontario Next Month

The WSOP’s most recent expansion efforts will take it out of the US and into the Canadian on the internet gaming marketplace subsequent month with the help of GGPoker.

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WSOP.ca will go live in the newly regulated Ontario on the web gambling market place in early April. (Image: WSOP)

CardsChat covered the WSOP’s move into the newly regulated Ontario gaming market place earlier this month. It is now been confirmed that WSOP.ca will launch in “early April.”

The platform will operate on the GGPoker Network. Anyone aged 19+ and in Ontario can use the app. In addition to real cash cash games and tournaments, registered players will be capable to enter official WSOP on-line events and satellites.

Ontario opens up to on the internet poker operators

Canada’s on-line gambling regulations vary from province to province but, by and big, it is classed as a market. In technical terms, provinces don’t have their personal nearby on-line gambling regulations, and there are no certain laws that prohibit offshore operators from serving local players.

Ontario has bucked this trend by enacting its own on the web gambling regulations. As such, any organization that desires to operate in the province now requirements a license. Ontario already has a state-backed gambling internet site, but private organizations can now enter the market place starting in April. iGaming Ontario is responsible for licensing and regulating these organizations. The licensing process started late final year and, following a application testing phase this month, Ontario’s legal on the internet poker sites will go live beginning within a handful of weeks.

WSOP.ca will be one of the first platforms to launch with the assist of GGPoker. The two companies have worked with each other since 2020 when GGPoker hosted WSOP on the web events in Europe during the worldwide lockdown. Ties amongst the two have strengthened ever given that and now, WSOP.ca will operate on GGPoker’s Ontario network.

WSOP returns to worldwide stage

WSOP.com has established itself as a single of the major on-line poker websites in America with platforms in Nevada, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Therefore, its move into Ontario is noteworthy. Nevertheless, this isn’t the initial time it is provided true funds on-line poker outdoors of the US.

WSOP.com and 888Poker worked together in the UK marketplace from 2009 until 2017. The internet site was moderately productive, but it by no means gained the very same status as rivals such as PokerStars. The WSOP closed its UK poker site in 2017 to concentrate on new ventures in the US.

Brits and other players in nations outside of the US can nevertheless use WSOP.com’s totally free-play platform. Nevertheless, that will alter for anybody in Ontario when WSOP.ca goes reside in April. For now, players on WSOP.ca will be segregated from the rest of the globe. Per Ontario’s on the internet gambling regulations, player pools must be separate from the rest of Canada, as properly as the world at large.

That could pose some initial difficulties, not just for WSOP.ca, but for other licensees such as PokerStars. Even so, liquidity sharing pacts with US states such as New Jersey, as properly as other provinces in Canada, could be possible. If that happens, it will give the WSOP a far better opportunity of succeeding outdoors of the US.

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Daniel Smyth

Dan Smyth is a poker media journeyman who politely reminds CardsChat readers that poker is played all about the planet, not just America.

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