Ontario is a large province with a population of more than 14 million people, many of whom are passionate sports and betting fans, and we see very exciting long-term growth opportunities in the market. While 888 was the only operator to launch in Ontario with products in all three verticals — online poker, casino, and sports betting — 888casino Ontario offered customers in the most populous Canadian province hundreds of games to choose from, including live dealer games.
888casino was available to Ontario casino fans on Monday, the first day of the legal, regulated market for online poker, sports betting, and online casino gaming in Ontario. Other launches on Day One included well-known brands in the US — notably, BetMGM Casino, Caesars, and FanDuel Casino — and European operators Coolbet, LeoVegas, and Royal Panda. Ontario online casinos are available to eligible players aged 19 and older.
“We are excited to launch in Ontario under a local license, enabling us to leverage our full suite of data-driven marketing capabilities to build awareness of our differentiated and content-rich products in the province,” said 888 CEO Itai Pazner. “Ontario is a large province with a population of more than 14 million people, many of whom are passionate sports and betting fans, and we see very exciting long-term growth opportunities in the market.”
Hundreds of Slots Available at 888casino Ontario
The 888casino Ontario website has a charcoal background with animations and neon green trim and lettering that is ubiquitous with the brand’s casino vertical throughout. The home page on the date of the launch had links to new games, top slots, and exclusive slots — but it also featured links to 11 Megaways Slots, 12 slots for Treasures of Egypt, nine slots for Safari Adventures, and two slots for Luck of the Irish.
Under the Slots section, 61 games exclusive to 888casino are on offer. Customers looking for games by Playtech and NetEnt are in luck — the casino has 11 titles developed by the former, and eight by the latter. There are also 31 titles in the Play’n Go section, 110 slot titles with 1-25 lines, and 128 slots with 25 or more lines.
The Live Casino section on the website opens to a lander for Top Games, with 25 live dealer games available ranging from Adventures Beyond Wonderland Live to Ultimate Texas Hold’em. From there, the 888casino page has landers for 888 Exclusive Games, New Games, Roulette, Blackjack, Poker Games, Baccarat, and Game Shows.
Sixteen live dealer games — all of which are variants of blackjack and roulette — were available on launch day at 888casino Ontario under the 888 Exclusives subsection. By comparison, the New Games subsection had 14 live dealer games, which included blackjack and roulette variants but also had baccarat and poker.
888casino also had 27 live dealer games available under the Roulette subsection upon launch, but that pales when compared to the 97 Blackjack games with live dealers that were also on offer. An additional nine live dealer games were available for Poker, while Baccarat had 50 games and Game Shows had 12 games with live dealers.
Upon navigating to the New Games section of 888casino Ontario, customers will find new titles listed as brand-new games, five titles marked as the hottest new games, and 12 titles that are new since last month.
An additional 61 game titles are available in the Casino Games section. That includes 15 games for roulette, 15 for blackjack, 12 scratch card games, three video poker games, and 16 table games. Meanwhile, the 888 Exclusive Games section on 888casino includes links to the Top 10 Trending Slots and nine exclusive games.
For those looking to hit it big in a progressive jackpot slot, the online casino has 13 games available for the 888 Daily Jackpot. There are also links to the Top 7 Exclusive Jackpots and 24 progressive jackpots.