OLG Gives Back
Ever wonder where the money goes?
This year, OLG generated $3.4 billion* in economic activity in Ontario.
- $1.6 billion – Operation of hospitals and other provincial priorities
- $120 million – Gaming proceeds distributed through the Ontario Trillium Foundation to 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 – Support for amateur athletes through the Quest for Gold program
- $892.5 million – Payroll for 16,900 direct and indirect employees**** across the province
- $228.3 million – Commissions paid to lottery retailers
- $94.1 million – Payments to municipalities that host OLG gaming facilities, including Resort Casinos and Charitable Gaming Centres
- $58.2 million – Goods and services purchased from local Ontario businesses to support OLG activities******
- $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 – Charitable Gaming proceeds distributed to participating local charities
- $2.2 million – Sponsorship of community festivals and events
In addition, OLG awarded more than $1.8 billion* in lottery prizes to players.
*based on the period April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013
**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
****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.
*****Includes payments relating to Ontario's horse racing industry through the Slots at Racetracks Program. This program ended on March 31, 2013.
******excludes Resort Casinos