Present – 2010

December

2016

Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited is chosen as the service provider for the North and Southwest Gaming Bundles.

November

2016

OLG introduces Lottery Gift Cards, a convenient new gift giving option for lottery play.

October

2016

DAILY GRAND launches, the new national lottery draw game with a top prize of $1,000 a day for life.

OLG issues Request for Proposal documents to pre-qualified proponents selected to bid on the West GTA and Ottawa Area Gaming Bundles.

September

2016

The Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation and OLG sign a revenue sharing agreement to finalize the Great Blue Heron Casino’s transition to a commercial casino and inclusion in the GTA Gaming Bundle.

OLG announces that NBA will be added to PRO-LINE beginning with the 2016-17 regular season.

OLG cancels the Request for Proposal for the Lottery business in favour of a revised modernization approach.

June

2016

OLG issues Request for Proposal documents to pre-qualified proponents selected to bid on the Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre.

May

2016

Continuing to integrate horse racing into the province’s gaming strategy, OLG launches The Canadian Triple Crown INSTANT game, offering seven top prizes of $100,000 and a second chance contest to win one of ten prize packages to the 2017 Queen’s Plate.

OLG’s Self-Exclusion Program is extended to all Charitable Gaming Centres throughout the province for those who wish to limit or stop their gambling.

April

2016

OLG takes over administration of the Transfer Payment Agreements (TPAs) for the horse racing industry in Ontario.

OLG announces that the two Niagara casinos – Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara – will be included in modernization.

The Jays Care Foundation joins Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment Foundation and the Ottawa Senators Foundation, in partnership with OLG, in the Electronic 50/50 raffle program, which helps the foundations raise more money for their charities and offers larger prizes for raffle players.

February

2016

OLG introduces PlaySmart, a new Responsible Gambling resource to educate players on how to make informed decisions about gambling and provide help for those with more serious gambling issues.

PlayOLG.ca receives RG Check certification from the Responsible Gambling Council.

OLG Casino Brantford achieves Silver Certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) from the Canada Green Building Council.

OLG issues Request for Proposal documents to pre-qualified proponents selected to bid on the GTA Gaming Bundle.

More than $100 million has been raised to date for local charities throughout the province as a result of the revitalization of charitable bingo and gaming.

January

2016

OLG signs a 20 year casino operating and services agreement with Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership for the East Gaming Bundle Assets.

December

2015

The winning ticket for the December 2, 2015 LOTTO 6/49 Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw is sold through PlayOLG, marking the first big lottery win on OLG's Internet gaming website.

November

2015

OLG introduces an enhanced LOTTARIO game with a faster growing jackpot, improved odds of winning and new $30, $5 and FREE PLAY prizes.

OLG issues Request for Proposal documents to pre-qualified proponents selected to bid on the North and Southwest Gaming Bundles.

October

2015

The LOTTO 6/49 jackpot reaches $64 million, making it the largest single jackpot in Canadian history.

September

2015

Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership is selected as the service provider for the East Gaming Bundle.

June

2015

Bingo World in Richmond Hill offers electronic bingo games.

May

2015

OLG celebrates the 40th anniversary of WINTARIO, Ontario's first provincial lottery game. The anniversary was celebrated by previewing OLG's support of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Torch Relay and the introduction of the "All for Community Challenge" initiative.

Dolphin Bingo in Toronto offers electronic bingo games.

March

2015

OLG chooses renewable energy for its Know Your Limit and PlayOLG websites, building on its commitment to reduce the organization's environmental impact. Bullfrog Power is selected as the service provider for this initiative.

As a Presenting Partner of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay, OLG, through the OLG Pass It Ontario Program, selects Torchbearers from 33 Ontario communities.

Gaming Centre in Timmins offers electronic bingo games.

February

2015

OLG introduces LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY, a limited-time lottery, with a $3 million Grand Prize Draw, three Early Bird Draw prizes of $100,000 and secondary prizes ranging from $1 million to $5,000 plus a $20 Bonus Draw.

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January

2015

PlayOLG.ca is launched, a province-wide Internet gaming website, featuring a wide range of interactive casino-style game as well as the sale of LOTTO 6/49 and LOTTO MAX lottery tickets and ENCORE.

Thunder Bay Community Bingo in Thunder Bay offers electronic bingo games.

December

2014

OLG announces the appointment of Stephen Rigby as President and Chief Executive Officer.

November

2014

OLG receives the World Lottery Association's 2014 Best Overall Responsible Gambling (RG) Program award.

October

2014

In partnership with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Foundation and the Ottawa Senators Foundation, OLG introduces new electronic 50/50 raffle systems, helping the foundations raise more money for their charities and offering larger prizes for raffle players.

OLG introduces NHL® LOTTO, a hockey themed Watch 'n Win game that offers in-store instant wins up to $15,000 and nightly draws up to $100,000. NHL® LOTTO is $2 per play.

A $7 million LOTTO 6/49 jackpot from July 2013 is awarded to a group from Niagara Falls.

September

2014

OLG initiates the final phase of the procurement process for lottery by issuing Request for Proposal documents to pre-qualified service providers.

July

2014

OLG Slots at Hanover Raceway introduces a modernized gaming floor including 54 new slot machines and two electronic table games. The Coach House Restaurant, race simulcast, washroom areas and other track facilities also receive upgrades.

June

2014

OLG expands its commitment to the environment by choosing green energy for its digital signage network made up of 1,200 digital signs at all 19 OLG gaming sites and four OLG corporate offices.

May

2014

OLG introduces a refreshed ONTARIO 49 game with a bigger, $2 million jackpot, new lower-tier prizing, better overall odds of winning and a new price of $1 per play.

April

2014

OLG begins the next phase of its procurement process for land-based gaming by issuing Request for Proposal documents to pre-qualified service providers for the East Gaming Bundle.

The Auditor General of Ontario releases a Special Report on the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks Program and OLG's modernization.

Boardwalk Gaming Centre in Hawkesbury offers electronic bingo games.

March

2014

OLG introduces ALL IN, an optional additional $1 wager for POKER LOTTO offering players a chance to instantly win a jackpot that starts at $10,000 and grows with each play until it is won.

January

2014

OLG Slots at Clinton Raceway, OLG Slots at Flamboro Downs and OLG Slots at Grand River Raceway receive RG Check accreditation from the Responsible Gambling Council.

Bingo Country in St. Thomas offers electronic bingo games.

December

2013

OLG announces that it found the identified winner of the unclaimed November 30, 2012 $50 million LOTTO MAX jackpot using Data Analysis and Retrieval Technology (DART). The prize would be paid on January 7, 2014.

OLG releases its first comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report serving as a baseline measure of OLG's efforts in a number of areas of social responsibility including Responsible Gambling, public trust and employee community engagement.

November

2013

OLG introduces the WHEEL OF FORTUNE® LOTTO daily lottery game based on the theme from the popular television game show.

OLG Slots at Georgian Downs, OLG Slots at Kawartha Downs and OLG Casino Thousand Islands receive RG Check accreditation from the Responsible Gambling Council.

Charitable Gaming Centres in Oakville and Newmarket offer electronic bingo games.

October

2013

OLG begins work with the Ontario government and the horse racing sector to integrate horse racing into the provincial gaming strategy.

Charitable Gaming Centres in Cambridge and Mississauga offer electronic bingo games.

September

2013

LOTTO 6/49 gets a makeover with a new Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw in addition to the regular jackpot that now starts $5 million, a new FREE PLAY prize and better overall odds of winning. The new LOTTO 6/49 is $3 per play.

OLG Slots at Western Fair District, OLG Slots at Dresden Raceway and OLG Casino Point Edward receive RG Check accreditation from the Responsible Gambling Council.

August

2013

Delta Bingo in Brampton offers electronic bingo games.

July

2013

OLG Casino Sault Ste. Marie, OLG Casino Thunder Bay, OLG Slots at Ajax Downs and OLG Slots at Sudbury Downs receive RG Check accreditation from the Responsible Gambling Council.

May

2013

OLG introduces a new and equitable hosting fee formula for municipalities with OLG gaming facilities.

Charitable Gaming Centres in Windsor and Niagara Falls offer electronic bingo games.

April

2013

Ontario's Auditor General is directed to review OLG modernization.

LOTTO 6/49 offers a total jackpot pool of $63.4 million on April 13, 2013 - the largest single jackpot prize ever in Canadian history. There were four winning tickets worth $15.8 million each - three issued by BCLC and one by WCLC.

February

2013

Charitable Gaming Centres in Pembroke and Pickering offer electronic bingo games.

January

2013

OLG Casino Brantford, OLG Slots at Mohawk Racetrack and OLG Slots at Woodstock Raceway receive RG Check accreditation from the Responsible Gambling Council.

Charitable Gaming Centres in Barrie, Penetanguishene, Peterborough and Kingston offer electronic bingo games.

November

2012

Boardwalk Gaming and Valley Bingo Centres in Sudbury offer electronic bingo games.

October

2012

OLG introduces the MEGADICE LOTTO daily online lottery game.

September

2012

ModernOLG.ca web portal is launched with information about OLG's Modernization.

July

2012

On July 6, 2012, LOTTO MAX offers the largest-ever prize pool in Canadian lottery history comprising a $50 million jackpot and 50 individual MAXMILLIONS prizes of $1 million each.

June

2012

OLG retains the Honourable Coulter A. Osborne, Q.C. as independent fairness advisor for its Modernization Plan.

OLG introduces a new PICK 2 daily online lottery game and adds midday draws to the popular PICK 3, PICK 4 and DAILY KENO daily online games.

LOTTO 6/49 celebrates its 30th anniversary. In thirty years LOTTO 6/49 held more than 3,000 draws, generated sales of $52 billion, and paid out $24.6 billion in prizes to some 915 million winners, including 3,119 jackpot winners.

May

2012

OLG contracts with Canadian Bank Note Company Limited to provide Charitable Gaming and Bingo services based in Sault Ste. Marie.

April

2012

OLG ceases operations at three Slots at Racetracks facilities in Fort Erie, Sarnia and Windsor.

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March

2012

OLG releases its report, "Modernizing Lottery and Gaming in Ontario", which outlines plans to revitalize Ontario's regulated lottery and gaming industry.

OLG and Kawartha Club Bingo of Peterborough celebrate raising $8 million for local charities since the introduction of electronic bingo in 2005.

October

2011

OLG Casino Brantford's new look is revealed following an extensive $37.5 million makeover.

September

2011

The newly renovated, 89-thousand square foot OLG Casino Brantford officially opens.

July

2011

Boardwalk Gaming Centre Sudbury announces it has generated over $10 Million for local charities.

June

2011

OLG announces it provided more than $2 billion to the Province of Ontario - for the year ending March 31, 2011 - after earning the highest consolidated gross gaming revenue in its history.

May

2011

The new 18-thousand square foot addition to the gaming area at OLG Slots at Woodbine Racetrack officially opens.

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April

2011

OLG attains the highest level of recognition for its Responsible Gambling (RG) program from the World Lottery Association (WLA).

OLG announces it is collaborating with 16 gambling and debt counselors across the province to offer Off-Site registration for the voluntary Self-Exclusion program.

January

2011

OLG announces that OLG Slots at Woodbine Racetrack has moved to 100% green energy from renewable energy. This is the eighth OLG location to go green, making it the largest supporter of renewable energy resources.

OLG announces that a group of seven Ontario residents has been identified as the rightful winners of a SUPER 7 ticket that won a free ticket, which won the $12.5 million jackpot on the December 26, 2003 draw.

December

2010

The first $50 million LOTTO MAX jackpot was won in Ontario on December 31. To date, this is the largest jackpot ever won in Ontario with a single ticket.

November

2010

OLG and Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner release a white paper announcing a major development in privacy-protective facial recognition technology, which will be rolled out at OLG gaming sites across the province in 2011.

OLG releases in-depth details of its new Data Analysis and Retrieval Technology (DART) system. DART enables OLG to swiftly and effectively review billions of records for information needed to identify potential instances of fraudulent or other suspicious activity.

October

2010

OLG begins posting the quarterly travel and hospitality expenses incurred by the Board of Directors, CEO and Executive Committee online as required by the Public Sector Expenses Review Act, 2009.

September

2010

OLG and Paradise Gaming Centre in Windsor open the city's second Electronic Bingo centre.

OLG launches a new daily lottery game - POKER LOTTO - the first game in Canadian lottery history that offers both instant in-store wins of up to $5,000, and nightly prize draws of up to $100,000 with each $2 ticket.

OLG launches a public appeal to find the purchaser(s) of a SUPER 7 ticket that won a free ticket, which won a $12.5 million jackpot in the December 26, 2003 draw.

OLG reconstructed the play pattern of the December 26, 2003 winning SUPER 7 ticket and created a customer and ticket profile. This was done with a new, in-house data analytic tool, known as Data Analysis and Retrieval Technology (DART). DART allows OLG to review billions of transactions within seconds to recognize patterns that identify potentially fraudulent behaviour or claims.

August

2010

OLG and Breakaway Gaming Centre introduce POD (Play-On-Demand) games, which offer eBingo players the option to play individually from their eBingo stations in between regular bingo sessions, at intermission and during live games.

July

2010

OLG unveils the expansion of OLG Slots at Georgian Downs. The newly expanded gaming floor which now features 1000 slot machines. In addition to the new slots, there is a new full service restaurant, along with a bar and lounge area and an expanded Winner's Circle reception desk.

June

2010

Canada's biggest-ever lottery draw to date takes place on Friday, June 25. LOTTO MAX offers a jackpot of $50 million plus an additional 49 $1 million MAXMILLIONS prizes, for a total of $99 million in top prizes.

April

2010

OLG announces that Responsible Gambling Resource Centres (RGRC) are now open at each of its 27 gaming facilities across the province.

February

2010

OLG announces five more gaming sites - Casino Sault Ste. Marie and the OLG Slots at Georgian Downs, Mohawk Racetrack, Hanover Raceway and Clinton Raceway - have moved to 100% green energy from renewable resources.

Province of Ontario appoints Paul Godfrey as Chair of the Board for OLG, and new members to OLG's Board of Directors.

OLG Slots at Rideau Carleton Raceway celebrates its 10th anniversary.

January

2010

OLG and Canadian Niagara Hotels reach a 15-year lease agreement for the Casino Niagara property.

OLG reduces the size of online lottery tickets by 25 percent - an additional reduction over the initial 15-20 percent announced in May 2009.

OLG opens the expanded section of the gaming floor at OLG Slots at Ajax Downs, and introduces 550 new machines to the facility and 70 new full and part-time jobs.