Want to know what PlayNow will be like when it gets an AGCO license? Read on to find out what the gaming experts at Strafe.com predict for PlayNow Ontario when the site goes live.
Our review team has examined the PlayNow websites in Manitoba and British Columbia to get an idea of the quality of its customer support, casino games lobby and sportsbook. We’ll cover our findings here to provide an overview of how PlayNow Ontario might look.
PlayNow: Pros & Cons
- Wide range of slots
- Plenty of banking options
- Impressive live casino
- Not yet available in Ontario
Is PlayNow legal in Ontario? - about AGCO licenses
In Ontario, the Alcohol and Gambling Commission must provide licenses to all online gaming operators that wish to provide their services to players in the province. Currently, there are over a dozen AGCO-licensed brands but PlayNow Ontario sportsbook and online casino is not one of them – at least not yet. Since the site is already active in British Columbia and Manitoba, it is very likely that PlayNow will apply for an AGCO license in order to operate in Ontario.
Of course, there is also the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) which, until recently, had a monopoly on the province’s online casino market. So, before PlayNow has the chance to launch in Ontario, the British Ontario Lottery Corporation (BCLC) – which owns PlayNow – will likely have a lot of negotiating to do.
Based on its presence in Manitoba and British Columbia, we expect the PlayNow Ontario online casino to be characterized by a crisp, white color scheme with red accents. The site will also be neatly organized into useful categories, so you will be able to quickly find which games you want to play or access other areas of the site, like the PlayNow Ontario sportsbook, account settings, and FAQ.
PlayNow mobile app - no app just yet
In other provinces, this operator does not have an app that is available for download on mobile devices. So, when it obtains an AGCO license, we don’t anticipate that there will be a PlayNow Ontario app available for you in the province.
Fortunately, the site works perfectly on smartphones and tablets, which basically negates the need for a mobile app. Accessing the site from a mobile browser is just like using the desktop site, as all games and services are readily available and easy to use.
It’s incredibly rare that a mobile app will have any capabilities or features that aren’t available in the browser-based sportsbook or casino. So it isn’t a huge drawback that PlayNow hasn’t developed an app for its online gambling services just yet.
How to open a PlayNow account - quick and simple registration
When signing up to PlayNow in Manitoba and British Columbia, You'll have to do is fill in your name, address, email, and phone number. It’s a very quick process and we expect the PlayNow Ontario app to have the same registration procedure, as well as the usual checks from Ontario online casinos which verify your identity and confirms your location and age.
At PlayNow’s other sites across Canada, a variety of online banking methods can be used to make deposits. Credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, Interac, Online Bill Payment, and Web Cash can all be used by players to fund their accounts. The minimum deposit that you can make is $5, and we expect all of these aspects to apply at the PlayNow Ontario online casino and sportsbook when it launches.
All withdrawals at PlayNow are processed via bank transfer. These can take up to one week, so we hope that when PlayNow Ontario Casino launches, there will be other, quicker withdrawal methods available.
Since the site has yet to launch in the province, there is no PlayNow Ontario phone number that we can share just yet. However, we do know that PlayNow is indeed reachable by telephone in British Columbia and Manitoba – so we’re sure the same support option will be available in Ontario.
Live chat and email support will also be available, as well as a comprehensive FAQ document. There are over a dozen topics to browse in the FAQ, covering Security, Account, Deposits, Withdrawals, and more. So, if you have inquiries, you should have a look here first before getting in touch via phone, email, or chat.
While PlayNow has yet to receive a license in Ontario, the site is licensed in both British Columbia and Manitoba. In both provinces, PlayNow is owned and operated by the BCLC (British Columbia Lottery Corporation), a well-established and highly respected gaming operator. So, when the PlayNow Ontario online casino and sportsbook is licensed, it will have a reputation that precedes it.
PlayNow in British Columbia and in Manitoba both operate rewards programs that deliver points based on your activity. These can be cashed in for special perks, and we anticipate that the PlayNow casino in Ontario will have a similar type of program.
It seems as though an Ontario launch of PlayNow is still a while off, but it’s still important to take a look at what the site will offer when it does go live. As far as we’re concerned, it will be a great addition to Ontario’s online gambling market.
PlayNow has established itself as a top-notch brand in British Columbia and Manitoba – so we expect nothing less from the site when it launches in your region of Ontario. The same commitment to great customer service, impressive game selection and user-friendly interface are all sure to be present at its AGCO-licensed site.