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Videoslots to launch online casino in Ontario

News has announced it will launch its online casino in Ontario after securing a license in the Canadian province.

Players in the province will have access to content from providers such as Pragmatic Play, Play’n GO, Evolution, Light & Wonder, Pariplay and Greentube.

Users will also benefit from customer engagement features such as Battle of Slots, Clash of Spins and Wheel of Jackpots.

Videoslots will enter the Ontario market alongside sister brand Mr Vegas.

“Launching in Ontario is another milestone for the Videoslots team,” Videoslots deputy chief executive Ulle Skottling said. “We are excited at the prospect of entertaining players in the region.

“We have always enjoyed great success in Canada. It makes sense to join the market now that it is running and proving to work for players and operators.”

The launch marks Videoslots’ seventh gaming license, following approval in Malta, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Spain and the UK.

Gambling Commission penalty

Earlier this month, Videoslots was ordered to pay £2.0m ($2.5m) over a series of social responsibility and anti-money laundering (AML) failures in Great Britain.

Social responsibility failures flagged by the Gambling Commission included not ensuring customers displaying risk behaviours were identified as potentially experiencing harm. This was because responsible gambling reviews were not undertaken as early, or as well, as they should have been.

Videoslots also failed to identify whether a customer was at risk of harm. It was also noted how customers showing indicators of harm continued to gamble significant amounts.

AML failures included Videoslots not implementing its risk-based processes appropriately due to delays in conducting the required action. Videoslots also failed to fulfill elements of customer due diligence as early as intended.

In addition, the regulator said the operator did not have sufficient AML analysts to process data or undertake AML account reviews.