WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO AT OLG?
Ever since that very first WINTARIO lottery draw on May 5th, 1975, 100% of the proceeds from OLG have been invested in Ontario, but how much and where does it go? Here’s a snapshot of where some of the proceeds went last year*.
$2.07 billion – For the operation of hospitals and other provincial priorities
$115.0 million – Gaming proceeds distributed through the Ontario Trillium Foundation to local and provincial charities
$38.0 million – Directed by the Ministry of Health and Long Term-Care to problem gambling prevention, treatment and research**
$10.0 million – Support for amateur athletes through the Quest for Gold program
$902.0 million – Payroll for 16,000 direct and indirect employees*** across the province
$141.2 million – Payments to municipalities that host OLG gaming facilities, including Resort Casinos and Charitable Gaming Centres
$211.8 million – Goods and services purchased from Ontario businesses to support gaming facilities operated by OLG****
$30.3 million – Charitable Gaming proceeds distributed to participating local charities
$2.5 million – Sponsorship of community festivals and events
And one more thing…
Since 1975, OLG has given back $42 billion to the province of Ontario.
*based on the period April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016
**based on government policy that directs 2% of forecasted OLG slot machine gross revenue (excluding OLG Slots at Great Blue Heron Charity Casino) to problem gambling funding
***Direct employees are those employed directly by OLG. Indirect employees are those employed by OLG’s Resort Casinos and the Great Blue Heron Slot Machine Facility.
****excludes Resort Casinos and OLG Slots at Great Blue Heron Charity Casino