Apply to become an igaming operator

Learn how to register to operate an igaming site.

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You must complete certain steps with iGaming Ontario. Apply for your registration with the AGCO online using our self-service iAGCO portal


$100,000 per site, per year.

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To operate an internet gaming (igaming) site, you must take steps with iGaming Ontario (iGO) and the AGCO.  
There are many ways a company can structure itself. Operating a gaming site doesn't have a fixed list of activities. Operating an igaming site generally involves: 

  • making key decisions 
  • following the rules and standards for the gaming site 
  • being responsible for hiring suppliers

If you plan to run multiple distinct online gaming sites, you must apply separately for each site. Here are some factors that will decide whether you want to run one igaming site or multiple igaming sites: 

  • uniform versus separate account credentials for each game, site, domain or mobile apps 
  • common or separate e-wallet (digital account) 
  • common or distinct branding 
  • the same or different people or companies run the igaming site, games or mobile apps 


To be eligible to register as an igaming operator with the AGCO, you need to complete these steps with iGO

  1. Fill out a non-disclosure agreement (NDA)
  2. Complete a letter of agreement (you must create an iGO account to complete this step). 
  3. Set up access to iGO’s secure data and information communication channels. 
  4. Complete iGO’s anti-money laundering (AML) information documents. 
  5. Complete iGO’s financial information documents. 
  6. Go through an operator system and data readiness cycle. 
  7. Complete an operating agreement. 


You also need to complete this step with AGCO: 

  1. Certify critical gaming systems with a registered independent testing laboratory (ITL). Read the internet gaming go-live compliance guide

Registration fee

The registration fee to operate an igaming site is $100,000 per site per year. 

Step 1: Prepare your application

You’ll need to submit these things: 

You might also be asked for these documents: 

  • constituting documents (legal documents like articles of incorporation, partnership agreement, etc.) 
  • details of shares 
  • extra-provincial power of attorney (for limited partnerships) 
  • financial statements 
  • government-issued identification 
  • personal history of gaming 
  • diagram of your organization structure  
  • partnerships need to show connections between partners, associated companies, or people who have a 5% or more interest in the partnership 
  • corporations need to show the relationship with shareholders owning 5% or more of the shares of the company or any associated companies 
  • joint ventures need to show the relationship with the companies involved and anyone with a 5% or more interest 
  • signature of applicant or partners 
  • tax return and tax assessment 
  • criminal background check (if Canada isn’t your primary residence) 
  • list of suppliers 
  • gaming site diagram 
  • Registrar’s standards for internet gaming gap analysis

You need a new application for each separate igaming site. 

Step 2: Apply online

If you’re applying for the first time you need to set up an iAGCO account. To become an igaming operator, create an account on the iAGCO portal. Once you’ve set up your iAGCO account, you can apply. 

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Step 3: Wait for a decision

After submitting your application to the AGCO, you need to complete these steps: 

  1. Put controls in place that meet the AGCO Registrar’s Standards for Internet Gaming. These documents will help: 
    1. Registrar’s standards for internet gaming 
    2. igaming standards FAQS 
    3. internet gaming go-live compliance guide 
  2. Go through the internet gaming notification matrix training. Read the internet gaming notification matrix first.  
  3. Set up regulatory reporting in iAGCO. 
  4. Set up access to AGCO’s secure data and information communication channels. 
  5. Proof that your technology meets AGCO standards.