Saskatchewan's iGaming Market Update for November 2022

November's report on Saskatchewan's iGaming market points to the sector's sustained expansion. On Thursday, November 3, 2022, citizens of Saskatchewan will have access to PlayNow.com, the first and only online legal gaming and sports betting site in the Canadian province. In addition, wagered sums and the total number of players increased by 10% from the previous month, with the rising acceptance of internet gambling and sports betting being a major factor in this development.

Saskatchewan Launches iGaming Market in November

Through an operating agreement with SaskGaming, SIGA will serve as the official operator for PlayNow.com across Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Liquor and iGaming Authority now has jurisdiction over online gambling per the review of the regulations guiding (SLGA). The province's gaming business has been under evaluation since March of this year, and the resulting alterations are the outcome of those findings. As a result, SIGA will be Saskatchewan's exclusive iGaming provider of a legal online gambling platform where people can enjoy their favourite casino games without breaking the law.

Benefits to Saskatchewan Residents

Residents of the Saskatchewan province can be assured that a portion of their winnings from PlayNow.com goes back to the economy compared to unregulated gaming sites. Moreover, all of the PlayNow.com site's iGaming proceeds are re-invested to Saskatchewan, just like those from the land-based casinos already operating there.

Online gaming businesses must now seek a license from the Singapore Gaming Authority (SLGA), among other new regulations implemented for players' safety. These adjustments attempt to level the playing field in the iGaming industry within the province. Following the new set of rules, The Saskatchewan Gaming Commission is optimistic about the future of the gaming sector in the province, which will result in a well-regulated and secure environment. Gambling awareness campaigns are another priority for the commission.

New Sponsor's Logo on the Roughriders Jerseys

The Saskatchewan Roughriders and PlayNow.com have entered into a sponsorship arrangement. Starting with the home game on Saturday, October 22, against the Calgary Stampeders, the PlayNow.com logo will be featured on the Riders' jerseys and other stadium activations to promote the new online sports betting and iGaming site. Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club President & CEO Craig Reynolds confirmed they were happy to welcome PlayNow.com, a priceless and newest member of their strong Rider Nation.

Now that PlayNow.com is expanding iGaming to Saskatchewan, it will become the third Canadian province to enjoy services by the renowned operator. PlayNow.com is the only gambling website in North America and one of the few worldwide to offer 24/7 live chat support from trained, responsible-gambling specialists known as GameSense Advisors.

In addition, PlayNow.com has been rigorously tested to ensure that it satisfies stringent criteria for security, privacy, reliability, usability, and compliance with age restrictions and other important responsible gambling policies. The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) currently operates PlayNow.com in British Columbia. Over the years, the platform has kept getting new features, similar to many of the same exciting casino and sports-betting platforms.

After SIGA and the Saskatchewan Indian Governance Authority (SIGA) reached common ground in September 2021, PlayNow.com became available in the province. This agreement deepens the FSIN's collaboration with the Province of Saskatchewan in the igaming industry and is the first of its type in Canada. As a result, more and more people are projected to start playing at online casinos in the next months, driving the industry's growth. FSIN chief Bobby Cameron confirmed that the partnership between FSIN and Province in Saskatchewan's igaming sector is historic since it is the first of its kind and will bring economic benefits to those staying within the province Nation Communities.