OLG Gives Back

OLG Gives Back

Ever wonder where the money goes?

This year, OLG generated $3.4 billion* in economic activity in Ontario.

contribution to the province $1.8 billion


  • $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
support for local economies $1.6 billion


  • $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******
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 – 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