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EXPLORING YOUR DEPOSIT LIMIT

Learn about what it means to set and stick to your 7-Day Deposit Limit today!

WHAT IS A 7-DAY DEPOSIT LIMIT?

A 7-Day Deposit Limit is a mandatory money limit in your  ‘My PlaySmart Tools’ to help you budget your play on OLG.

NEW! DISCOVER WHAT’S CHANGED

Previously, your deposit limit refreshed every Monday at midnight. 

Now, your deposit limit will refresh 7 days after each deposit. That means the amount you put against your limit is always cleared 7 days later to the minute until you can deposit again.

Check out the deposit scenarios below to learn how this impacts your play!

For example,

SCENARIO 1: Reaching your deposit limit in a single day.

If your deposit limit is: $100* and you deposit $100 on the same day, then you must wait exactly 7 days to deposit another $100.

SCENARIO 2: Reaching your deposit limit in multiple days.

If your deposit limit is $100* and you deposit $25 on Friday and $75 on Saturday, then you must wait until the following Friday to deposit another $25 and the following Saturday to deposit $75.

* Note, the $100 example is for illustration purposes only. You can set your deposit limit at any time to an amount you’re comfortable spending each week.

Remember! Setting a 7-Day Deposit Limit is mandatory on OLG.ca. Players are required to set a deposit limit prior to your first play session, purchase or initial deposit. 

HOW DOES A 7-DAY DEPOSIT LIMIT WORK?

Your 7-Day Deposit Limit is the maximum amount that you can deposit into your OLG account in a 7-day period.

A player can never deposit more than the deposit limit they have set. It’s an amount you set yourself, and you don’t need to deposit the full amount in a 7-day period unless you want to.

WHY DO I NEED TO SET MY 7-DAY DEPOSIT LIMIT?

Setting your deposit limit puts you in control of your game and helps to prevent overspending.

OLG promotes healthy play and setting a 7-Day Deposit Limit helps you to stay within a budget that is manageable for you.

Set your limit based on how much you can comfortably afford to spend on lottery, INSTANT, or casino games each week, as part of your entertainment budget.

Do not increase your deposit limit to try to recoup your losses. There's no guarantee of winning and all games on OLG.ca are meant for entertainment only.

WHAT IF I WANT TO INCREASE OR DECREASE MY DEPOSIT LIMIT

You can choose to increase or decrease your deposit limit at any time. 

While decreases will take effect immediately, increases require a waiting or "cooldown" period of 7 days.

If you have a pending limit and are within the cooldown period and then choose to increase the limit again, the cooldown period will refresh by another 7 days.

With any change to your deposit limit, you'll receive a confirmation message which will include details of your limit change by clicking on the Player Icon in the top right-hand corner. Then click ‘My Messages’.

HOW DO I SET MY 7-DAY DEPOSIT LIMIT?

There are two ways you can set your deposit limit.

  • Click on the Player Icon in the navigation bar, left of ‘My Balance.' A drop-down menu will appear.
  • Select ‘My Playsmart Tools’. Click on ‘Edit’ in the upper right corner of the 7-Day Deposit Limit box.

OR

  • If you haven’t set your deposit limit yet, you’ll be automatically prompted to set it before making your first deposit.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I REACH MY DEPOSIT LIMIT?

You won’t be able to deposit more funds until your limit refreshes in 7 days.

SET AND REVIEW YOUR LIMITS

You can set your 7-Day Deposit Limit and visit the ‘My Play Customizer’ of ‘My PlaySmart Tools’ to view more information about the types of limits set, and the duration of your limits.

OLG is for the use of adults in the Province of Ontario, Canada. Lottery products are available to those persons 18 years of age and over, while casino products are restricted to those persons 19 years of age and over.

Please note that the deposit limit infographic above is for illustration purposes only.

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