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Win a Shot at a Million - FAQs

1. Who is eligible to participate in the Win a Shot at a Million promotion currently running at OLG Slots & Casinos?

All Winner's Circle Rewards members with an active account can participate in Win a Shot at a Million. Not a Winner's Circle Rewards member? Visit the Winner's Circle Rewards desk and sign up today - it's free to join!

2. Where can I participate in the Win a Shot at a Million promotion?

Win a Shot at a Million is running at all 19 OLG Slots & Casinos locations across Ontario from June 16 to July 31, 2014.

3. How can I enter?

It's very easy! All active Winner's Circle Rewards members may swipe their Winner's Circle Rewards card daily at the Express kiosk or Winner's Circle Rewards desk to receive one electronic entry into the weekly qualifier draw for a chance to attend 1 of the 10 Grand Prize events. All selected qualifiers will attend 1 of the 10 Grand Prize events where one lucky finalist will be drawn to play the Win a Shot at a Million punch board for a chance to win $1,000,000.

4. How many Win a Shot at a Million Grand Prizes of are available to be won?

There are a total of 11 finalists who will each have a chance to win $1,000,000: one lucky finalist selected at each Grand Prize event, and one exclusive Gold member finalist. Each finalist will win a minimum of $25,000 cash by playing the Win a Shot at a Million punch board.

5. How can I participate in the Win a Shot at a Million Hot Seat draws?

The only way to win is to be a Winner's Circle Rewards member with your card inserted into the slot machine, into a table game card reader, or provided to a table game representative for rated play. If you are not a Winner's Circle Rewards member, you will be given the option to sign up on the spot in order to play the Hot Seat game for a chance to win up to $500 cash or an instant invitation to that gaming site's Grand Prize event. Announcements are made on the gaming floor informing members that a Hot Seat draw is about to begin. Remember to insert your card every time you play.

Gaming Site Coupon

6. During my recent visit to an OLG Slots & Casinos gaming site, I received a coupon for a bonus offer if I sign up for the Winner's Circle Rewards program. How can I redeem it?

The coupon you received is a special bonus offer extended to gaming patrons that have not yet signed up for the Winner's Circle Rewards program. The coupon can be redeemed during your next visit between now and August 31, 2014, to the gaming site you received it at by enrolling in the Winner's Circle Rewards program. Click here to learn more about the Winner's Circle Rewards program.

7. Who is eligible to redeem the coupon for the bonus sign up offer?

From time to time, we will incorporate bonus offers for new patrons enrolling into the Winner's Circle Rewards program. The coupon is an offer that can only be redeemed by new patrons who enroll in the Winner's Circle Rewards program. Are you currently a Winner's Circle Rewards member? Not only are you eligible to participate in the Win a Shot at a Million promotion, you can visit WinnersCircleRewards.ca to participate in the Win a Shot at a Million online game for more chances to win. This is just one of the great benefits you can experience as an active member!

8. Where can I redeem the coupon for the bonus sign up offer?

The coupon can be redeemed at any participating OLG Slots and Casinos gaming site. Please bring the coupon with you to receive the Bonus offer while enrolling in the Winner's Circle Rewards program.

9. When can I redeem the Win a Shot at a Million newspaper coupon?

The Win a Shot at a Million newspaper coupon can be redeemed by new patrons enrolling in the Winner's Circle Rewards program from June 16, 2014, up to and including August 31, 2014.

10. I found another sign up offer coupon on OLG.ca. Can I redeem both the online coupon and the coupon handed out at the gaming site?

Upon enrolling in the Winner's Circle Rewards program you will only be able to redeem one of the coupons for a sign up bonus offer. The coupons cannot be redeemed in conjunction with any other bonus sign up offer.

11. I received a sign up offer in my local newspaper. Can I redeem both the online coupon and the newspaper coupon?

Upon enrolling in the Winner's Circle Rewards program you will only be able to redeem one of the coupons for a sign up bonus offer. The coupons cannot be redeemed in conjunction with any other bonus sign up offer.

Online Coupon

12. Who is eligible to redeem the Win a Shot at a Million online coupon?

From time to time, we will incorporate bonus offers for new patrons enrolling into the Winner's Circle Rewards program. The online coupon is an offer that can only be redeemed by new patron who enrolls in the Winner's Circle Rewards program. While you may not have been eligible to redeem the online coupon, there are many additional benefits which you have already had the opportunity to take advantage of as an active Winner's Circle Rewards member. Please feel free to stop by the Winner's Circle Rewards desk to inquire about any other offers you may be eligible to receive as a Winner's Circle Rewards Gold member.

13. What do I get for signing up for the Winner's Circle Rewards program?

In addition to the $5 Slot or Match play that you will receive for redeeming the online coupon, there are many benefits of becoming a Winner's Circle Rewards member. As a new Winner's Circle Rewards member, you will receive a $5 Slot Play or Match Play offer when you enroll, and a $10 Slot Play or Match Play offer, which you can use during your next visit within 30 days of signing up. In addition to these offers, and with your consent, you will receive communications from us over the next few months with information about the program, and each communication piece will contain a special offer exclusively for you. As an added bonus, if you provide us with your email address and email consent when you sign up, you will receive a $5 Slot Play or Match Play from us via email within the coming weeks.

14. When can I redeem the Win a Shot at a Million online coupon?

The Win a Shot at a Million online coupon can be redeemed upon enrollment at the Winner's Circle Rewards desk from June 16, 2014 up to and included July 31, 2014.

15. I received a sign up offer in my local newspaper. Can I redeem both the online coupon and the newspaper coupon?

Upon enrolling in the Winner's Circle Rewards program you will only be able to redeem one of the coupons for a sign up bonus offer. The coupons cannot be redeemed in conjunction with any other bonus sign up offer.

General FAQs

  1. What are the differences between "Resort Casinos," "OLG Casinos" and "OLG Slots"?
  2. What is OLG doing about problem gambling?
  3. What are the real odds of winning at slots?
  4. How old must a person be to visit a gaming site?
  5. Is the Great Blue Heron casino an OLG gaming site?
  6. Does OLG regulate or license charity gaming such as raffles? Can charities apply for grants funded with gaming proceeds?

1. What are the differences between “Resort Casinos,” “OLG Casinos” and “OLG Slots”?

Resort Casinos in Windsor, Niagara Falls and Rama are large facilities that offer more gaming options, higher wagering limits, and a wide range of amenities such as hotels, entertainment venues and meeting/convention areas.

OLG Casinos also offer great gaming, food and beverage services and entertainment. OLG Slots at horse racing tracks offer slot machine gaming, food and beverage services and entertainment.

For more information: Resort Casinos; OLG Casinos; OLG Slots

2. What is OLG doing about problem gambling?

OLG wants all Ontarians to understand how gambling works and how to keep their play problem-free. When gambling stops being entertainment, players need to know that help is available.

Problem Gambling Support - OLG is one of the leading fund supporters of problem gambling initiatives in North America. Approximately $40 million is distributed annually by the province of Ontario to a range of services, including 49 problem gambling treatment providers and the Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline: 1-888-230-3505.

Education and Support - Through campaigns and direct interaction with players, OLG helps players understand slot and table games, recognize myths and manage their play.

KnowYourLimit.ca - This website offers a range of interesting tips and interactive games that demonstrate key gambling concepts like randomness, house advantage and the true cost of play.

Responsible Gaming Resource Centres (RGRC) - Offered at every OLG gaming site, RGRC's educate players through games, videos and literature.

Partnerships and Consultation with Experts - OLG works with expert organizations such as Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Responsible Gambling Council and YMCA to support problem gambling prevention and research.

Learn More: Responsible Gambling

3. What are the real odds of winning at slots?

Knowing how a slot machine works can help you understand the odds. Here are some facts that every player should know:

  • There are dozens of different slot games and the cost-per-play can range from 1¢ to $100 dollars.
  • The chances of winning aren't related to how long you play a machine or the time of day you play. All outcomes are unpredictable and random.
  • In Ontario, the payout for slot machines is set at 85% or higher by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), but this doesn't mean that you win $8.50 for every $10 you put into a slot machine. The 85% payout is based on the life of the machine.

Learn More: Slot Odds

4. How old must a person be to visit a gaming site?

Strict age controls are a key component of our commitment to social responsibility. A person must be at least 19 years of age to enter a gaming site, the same minimum age as required for the serving of alcohol.

For more information: OLG Responsible Gaming Code of Conduct

5. Is the Great Blue Heron casino an OLG gaming site?

Great Blue Heron is an Aboriginal charity casino operating under the authority of a charitable gaming agreement between the Province and the Mississauga of Scugog Island First Nation.

The charity casino is operated on a daily basis by Great Blue Heron Gaming Company while OLG owns and maintains authority of the Great Blue Heron Charity Casino Slots Facility only, which is located within the casino.

6. Does OLG regulate or license charity gaming such as raffles? Can charities apply for grants funded with gaming proceeds?

OLG conducts and manages province-wide lotteries and casino-style gaming on behalf of the province of Ontario. While OLG proceeds support charities through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the regulation and licensing of charity gaming is a responsibility of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.

For more information: www.agco.on.ca; www.trilliumfoundation.org.





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