OLG is a provincial agency responsible for province-wide lottery games and gaming facilities. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $38 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. OLG’s annual payments to the Province have helped support health care; education, research, prevention and treatment of problem gambling; amateur sport through the QUEST FOR GOLD program; and local and provincial charities.
In addition to OLG’s payments to the province there are also several direct beneficiaries of gaming proceeds, including 24 host municipalities and Ontario First Nations.
NET PROFIT TO THE PROVINCE*: $1.8 billion
- $1.6 billion directed to the operation of hospitals and other provincial priorities
- $120 million distributed through the Ontario Trillium Foundation for the benefit of local and provincial charities
- $38.8 million directed by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for research, prevention and mitigation of problem gambling**
- $10 million to support amateur athletes through the Quest for Gold program
*Net Profit to the Province is the amount the Corporation returns to the Province of Ontario after stakeholder and other payments.
**based on government policy that directs 2% of OLG slot revenue to problem gambling funding
SUPPORT FOR LOCAL ECONOMIES: $1.6 billion
- $892.5 million to pay OLG’s 16,900 direct and indirect employees across the province
- $333.1 million in payments relating to Ontario’s horse racing industry through the Slots at Racetracks Program (This program ended on March 31, 2013.)
- $228.3 million in commissions paid to lottery retailers across Ontario
- $94.1 million in payments to municipalities that host OLG gaming facilities, including Resort Casinos and Charitable Gaming Centres
- $58.2 million in goods and services purchased from Ontario businesses to support gaming operations (excludes Resort Casinos)
CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY: $23.6 million
- $12.1 million – what OLG directed to its Responsible Gambling Resource Centres, policy and program development, staff training and self-exclusion capital costs. Together, OLG and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care spent $50.9 million on responsible gambling in Ontario
- $9.3 million in charitable gaming proceeds distributed to participating local charities
- $2.2 million dedicated to the sponsorship of community festivals and events