PointsBet Celebrates Two Years in Ontario iGaming Market

Believe it or not, it has been two years since the launch of the iGaming market in Ontario. There have been many players in that market and PointsBet CEO Scott Vanderwel took the time to reflect on that launch and the impact it has had on both his company and the market as a whole.
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Believe it or not, it has been two years since the Ontario iGaming market – featuring sportsbooks as well as online casino play – came to be. Though online casino games continue to be the driver of revenue, sports betting has made a major mark. PointsBet, in particular, has been at the forefront of that impactful movement.

Speaking on the matter, Scott Vanderwel of PointsBet took the time to reflect on the past two years of iGaming in Ontario.

A Statement from Scott Vanderwel

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Vanderwel, the current CEO of PointsBet, spoke on the two-year anniversary of Ontario’s iGaming launch:

“Today marks a significant milestone for sports enthusiasts across Ontario as we celebrate the two-year anniversary of the official launch of the province’s sports wagering market. On this occasion, I am immensely proud to extend my gratitude on behalf of the entire PointsBet team.

“Two years ago, we witness history unfold as PointsBet emerged as one of the pioneering private sportsbooks to accept legal wagers in Ontario, ushering in a new era of sports betting in the province. From that moment onward, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to delivering an unparalleled betting experience to our customers, anchored in innovation, integrity, and a profound dedication to responsible gambling best practices that educate, protect, and support players.

“Looking ahead, PointsBet remains dedicated to pushing the boundaries of innovation, enhancing the customer experience, and contributing to the continued growth and success of iGaming in Ontario, underscored by our dedication to responsible gambling to promote a healthy and unsustainable ecosystem.”

“Here’s to two incredible years, and many more to come. Thank you, Ontario!”

About PointsBet

The bookmaker is actually listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and currently has operations in both Australia and Canada. The cloud-based wagering platform brings clients some of the most innovative racing and sports betting products in the market.

In Canada, in particular, PointsBet has been a leader in the iGaming market. As Ontario continues to be a leader, PointsBet will no doubt be at the forefront of future developments and adaptation by the market.


The Ontario iGaming market has already been around for two years. Though things have leveled out a bit in terms of players and wagers made, there will be many eyes paying attention to the Ontario market going forward.

PointsBet has done a tremendous job of staying at the forefront of innovation, particularly within the Ontario iGaming market. Who knows what the next two years and beyond will bring?

Noah has worked in the iGaming space for more than five years, first as a freelancer and now as part of Duluth Media. He’s experienced in all facets of the industry and has covered plenty of sports.

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