OLG LAUNCHES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR LOTTERY TERMINALS

TORONTO, ON – Today, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) released a Request for proposals (RFP) to proponents selected to bid on replacing and updating OLG’s existing Lottery terminals and network in retail stores.

Replacing and updating Lottery terminals is part of OLG’s plan to improve the ways it connects with customers and ensure its technology is responsive to their changing expectations.

New Lottery terminals will provide a better retail experience for customers as well as enhance functionality for retailers. OLG will also add retailers to its network, allowing it to reach more people across the province in a responsible way.

In addition to replacing and updating the terminals, the selected service provider will also be responsible for maintaining the new terminals and managing the corresponding telecommunications network.

OLG expects to select a service provider in early 2018.

At more than $2.2 billion annually, OLG provides the Ontario government with its largest source of non-tax revenue.

OLG is the Ontario government agency that delivers gaming entertainment in a socially responsible manner. OLG conducts and manages gaming facilities, the sale of province-wide lottery games, PlayOLG Internet gaming, the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres and is helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $44 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. These payments to the province support the operation of hospitals, amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program, local and provincial charities and problem gambling prevention, treatment and research.

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OLG SIGNS 20-YEAR CASINO OPERATING AND SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH GATEWAY CASINOS & ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED FOR NORTH GAMING BUNDLE ASSETS

TORONTO, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has signed a 20-year Casino Operating and Services Agreement (COSA) with Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (Gateway). Under the agreement, Gateway takes over day-to-day operations and the assets of the North Gaming Bundle, effective today.

The North Gaming Bundle includes:

  • OLG Casino Thunder Bay
  • OLG Casino Sault Ste. Marie
  • OLG Slots at Sudbury Downs

As the service provider for the North Gaming Bundle, Gateway will have the opportunity to build two new gaming and entertainment facilities, one in the N4 Gaming Zone (Kenora area) and one in the N5 Gaming Zone (North Bay). The proposed new facilities will be subject to required approvals.

On December 13, 2016, OLG announced it had selected Gateway as the service provider for the North Gaming Bundle. Since then, OLG and Gateway have been working towards concluding a Transition and Asset Purchase Agreement and entering into the COSA.

OLG has worked with Gateway to help ensure that transferring employees have a smooth and seamless transition. This includes the requirement for Gateway to retain transferring employees for a period of no less than 12 months in their current position and geographic location, and to provide eligible employees with benefits and a registered pension plan.

At more than $2.2 billion annually, OLG provides the Ontario government with its largest source of non-tax revenue. Modernization helps OLG provide more money to Ontario for key government services.

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (Gateway) is the largest and most diversified gaming company in Canada. Operating in British Columbia, Edmonton and Southwestern Ontario, Gateway has over 5,200 employees and operates 23 gaming properties with 248 tables, over 8,400 slots, 54 restaurants and bars and 272 hotel rooms. As the selected service provider in Northern Ontario, Gateway will add three properties and two new planned builds to the portfolio when fully implemented.

Gateway is undertaking an ambitious growth strategy to dramatically improve the customer experience and attract new customers. This includes the development of proprietary food and beverage brands like Match Eatery & Public House and Atlas Steak + Fish. This year Gateway is celebrating 25 years in the business of gaming and entertainment in Canada. Further information is available at www.gatewaycasinos.com.

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TICKET WORTH $105,837 UNCLAIMED IN HAMILTON

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Time is running out to claim a LOTTO MAX prize worth $105,837.80 for a ticket sold one year ago in Hamilton. Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize.

The winning numbers for the Friday, June 10, 2016 LOTTO MAX draw were 5 – 11 – 15 – 26 – 27 – 33 – 39 with Bonus number 46. Players must match six of the seven main numbers, plus the Bonus number to win the $105,837.80 prize.

Anyone possessing this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Monday, June 12, 2017.

The OLG Prize Centre is now open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., unless Saturday is a statutory holiday or if there is a statutory holiday on the preceding Friday or the following Monday. For full details on Prize Centre hours and services, please visit the How to Claim Prizes page on olg.ca.

Winners of up to $250,000 also have the convenience of dropping off winning tickets for processing at any OLG Casino or at several of OLG Slots at Racetrack facilities. Winning tickets of less than $999.99 can be cashed at these sites. Please call 1-800-387-0098 for more details or for a list of locations.

Information about this and other unclaimed tickets is available by visiting the Unclaimed Tickets page on olg.ca.

OLG reminds players that they can check their tickets for winners in a number of convenient ways:

  • Check the winning numbers on olg.ca.
  • Call our WIN! Line at 416-870-8946 (Toronto area) or toll free at 1-866-891-8946 (outside Toronto area).
  • Use the easy self-serve Ticket Checker at your lottery terminal retailer. Simply insert the ticket, barcode side up, and wait for the message to appear on the Ticket Checker’s screen.
  • Sign up on olg.ca for winning numbers to be emailed to you.
  • Pick up a winning numbers printout from your lottery terminal retailer.
  • Sign your ticket and ask a lottery retailer to check it for you.

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CELEBRATING $3.75 MILLION RAISED FOR MISSISSAUGA CHARITIES THROUGH CHARITABLE BINGO AND GAMING REVITALIZATION

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Ontario’s Charitable Bingo and Gaming Revitalization initiative is marking an important milestone in Mississauga. More than $3.75 million has been raised and has benefited the 32 charities which are part of the Mississauga Charitable Gaming Association as a result of the revitalization of charitable bingo and gaming.

This program, which began over a decade ago, is delivered through a partnership between Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), the Ontario Charitable Gaming Association (OCGA), the Commercial Gaming Association of Ontario (CGAO), local charities and gaming and bingo centre operators.

Rama Gaming Centre Mississauga hosted the official celebration for the $3.75 million milestone, as this location converted to a Charitable Gaming Centre in 2013. Today’s event was attended by Bob Delaney, MPP Mississauga-Streetsville, Rick Gray, Vice President, Charitable Gaming at OLG, and Lynn Cassidy, Executive Director of the Ontario Charitable Gaming Association.

“I am impressed with the work that has been done locally through the revitalization of Charitable Gaming,” said Bob Delaney, MPP Mississauga-Streetsville. “It is quite an achievement to raise $3.75 million to benefit local charities and non-profit organizations within our community. I want to commend the staff at Rama Mississauga, OLG, and most importantly, the many charities and their volunteers who have helped reach this milestone and continue to make the City of Mississauga a great community.”

“OLG is proud of the Charitable Bingo and Gaming Revitalization initiative and the role we play in providing sustainable revenue sources to the charities that serve the City of Mississauga,” said Rick Gray, Vice President, Charitable Gaming at OLG.

“Today is celebrating the wonderful success of Charitable Gaming in Mississauga,” said Lynn Cassidy, Executive Director of the OCGA. “This initiative is making a big difference to many local charities that provide important programs and services.”

Background on Charitable Gaming in Ontario

In the past 10 years, OLG has been working with the CGAO and the OCGA to revitalize the province’s Charitable Bingo and Gaming industry. By developing and introducing new products and technologies that have invigorated the traditional charitable gaming experience, more money has been generated for thousands of local charities across the province. The revitalization initiative is preserving and enhancing funding for charities across Ontario while creating economic benefits, including employment opportunities at local charitable gaming centres.

A pilot program was started in 2005 to test electronic versions of existing paper-based bingo games with six charity bingo centres in five communities in Ontario.

Following the success of this pilot project, a phased rollout of a new suite of electronic games was introduced to other charitable gaming sites in the province. This started in 2012.  The new charitable games offer customers more choice, and complement existing paper bingo games:

  • Electronic Bingo: Charitable Gaming Centres offer terminals with touch screens that allow players to touch the screen to dab the numbers and play along.
  • Play On Demand (POD): A collection of electronic games that can be played anytime, with great prizes to be won.
  • Tap Tix: The evolution of the classic Break Open Ticket features an interactive display screen on a ticket dispenser.

The new games allow Charitable Gaming Centres to offer more customer choice and appeal to a broader demographic, while providing a different gaming entertainment experience from traditional bingo.

In total, 31 Charitable Gaming Centres have raised more than $155 million in additional money for local charities and their communities.

As part of the revitalization, OLG assisted in introducing Responsible Gambling Resource Centres (RGRC’s) at all of the 31 Charitable Gaming Centres.  The RGRC’s, managed by the Responsible Gambling Council of Ontario, offer effective educational tools and resources to build awareness and understanding of the risks associated with, and strategies to prevent, problem gambling.

Each RGRC has information available on the following topics:

  • Safer play strategies
  • Gambling myths and facts
  • Community agencies that support people with gambling concerns

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OLG AND POLLARD BANKNOTE SIGN FIVE-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – OLG (Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation) is pleased to announce the five-year extension of its contract with Pollard Banknote Limited (Pollard Banknote) to print lottery Instant tickets. The extended contract will increase the current contract value by approximately $100 million.

Over the next five years, OLG expects to purchase more than one billion Instant tickets from Pollard, who in turn will increase jobs at its Instant Ticket Finishing Plant in Sault Ste. Marie from the current 65 positions to 100 full-time positions by January 31, 2018. Wages at Pollard are also expected to grow by an additional $1.2 million.

“OLG is committed to maintaining strong partnerships with private sector companies like Pollard Banknote to help us deliver a great experience to customers and to generate increased revenue for the Province. This partnership adds to our skilled lottery operations, headquartered in Sault Ste. Marie,” said Stephen Rigby, President and CEO of OLG. “Our continued partnership with Pollard Banknote will allow OLG to maintain the excellent integrity levels in terms of ticket specifications and security that we have come to expect from Pollard and which are required to support the growing lottery business.”

Pollard Banknote has increased their production volumes over fivefold and doubled their employee levels at their Sault Ste. Marie finishing plant since becoming OLG’s primary Instant ticket supplier in 2007. This growth reflects the development of Ontario’s lottery business and the strong results achieved by its employees in Sault Ste. Marie.

“Pollard Banknote remains a strong partner of OLG, and we are committed to the City of Sault Ste. Marie and to generating funds for good causes in the province of Ontario,” said Douglas Pollard, Co-CEO of Pollard Banknote. “We are very proud of our growth in Sault Ste. Marie. Our Sault operation has been an innovation leader in our company, developing new methods to drive our manufacturing efficiency. And we are thrilled that the leadership and hard work of our dedicated staff are being rewarded with this contract extension and the additional jobs being created in Sault Ste. Marie.”

In 2015-2016, OLG’s lottery sales were a record $3.8 billion. Instant tickets such as Bingo, Crossword and Cash for Life are a significant part of OLG’s lottery business with annual sales of over $1.1 billion.

OLG is the Ontario government agency that delivers gaming entertainment in a socially responsible manner. OLG conducts and manages gaming facilities, the sale of province-wide lottery games, PlayOLG Internet gaming, the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres and is helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $44 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. These payments to the province support the operation of hospitals, amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program, local and provincial charities and problem gambling prevention, treatment and research.

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GATEWAY REGIONAL DIRECTOR TO BE BASED IN SAULT STE. MARIE

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (Gateway) will be appointing a new Regional Director to be based in Sault Ste. Marie. The Regional Director will manage the operational performance of gaming facilities in OLG’s (Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s) North Gaming Bundle after Gateway takes over day-to-day operations, expected to take place in the coming weeks. The Regional Director will work closely with the general managers of each gaming facility in the North to ensure high-performing gaming operations in each of the host communities.

“Gateway is looking forward to expanding our footprint in the North and working closely with our new OLG colleagues in Sault Ste. Marie,” said Keith Andrews, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Ontario at Gateway. “Up to this point we’ve been working very hard to transition the properties and the employees, but very shortly our focus will turn to being on the ground in the Sault, talking to local decision makers, and benefitting from the depth of experience in Ontario gaming operations found in the Sault.”

Gateway is expected to sign a 20-year Casino Operating and Services Agreement (COSA) with OLG in the coming weeks, after which Gateway will be responsible for the day-to-day gaming operations of the North Gaming Bundle which includes Casino Sault Ste. Marie, Casino Thunder Bay, OLG Slots at Sudbury Downs, as well as planned new builds in North Bay and Kenora.

“Partnerships with the private sector, like Gateway, will help ensure the best possible gaming experience for customers and will leverage our gaming expertise in the Province, headquartered in Sault Ste. Marie,” said Greg McKenzie, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at OLG. “We are pleased that Gateway has chosen to locate this strategic position in Sault Ste. Marie, which will help set up the North Bundle for success now and in the future.”

Gateway also operates the gaming facilities in the Southwest Gaming Bundle which includes Gateway Casinos in Clinton, Dresden, Hanover, London, Point Edward and Woodstock.

About Gateway Casinos & Entertainment
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (“Gateway”) is the largest and most diversified gaming company in Canada. Operating in British Columbia, Edmonton and Southwestern Ontario, Gateway has over 5,200 employees and operates 23 gaming properties with 248 tables, over 8,400 slots, 54 restaurants and bars and 272 hotel rooms. As the selected service provider in Northern Ontario, Gateway will add an additional three properties and two new planned builds to the portfolio when fully transitioned and developed. Gateway is undertaking an ambitious growth strategy to dramatically improve the customer experience and attract new customers. This includes the development of proprietary food and beverage brands like Match Eatery & Public House and Atlas Steak + Fish. This year Gateway is celebrating 25 years in the business of gaming and entertainment in Canada. Further information is available at www.gatewaycasinos.com.

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OLG LAUNCHES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR PLAYER PLATFORM

TORONTO, ON – Today, OLG has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a new player platform. Through the RFP, OLG will select a service provider to provide a new enterprise wide digital foundation for OLG’s products.

The platform will improve the ways OLG connects with customers within a framework of social responsibility. It will allow OLG to add new games, improve the online experience and enable mobile responsiveness. It will also add to OLG’s existing digital capabilities in areas like player registration, responsible gambling controls and player accounts.

The RFP is another step in OLG’s plan to ensure its technology and product solutions are responsive to changing customer needs. Through its revised Lottery plan, OLG is seeking a way to unlock opportunities to create greater value for Ontario.

OLG expects to select a service provider for a new player platform in spring 2018.

Throughout the procurement process, OLG has engaged the services of a Fairness Monitor to provide oversight and advice to support integrity and fairness. At more than $2.2 billion annually, OLG provides the Ontario government with its largest source of non-tax revenue.

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OLG SELECTS SERVICE PROVIDER FOR OTTAWA AREA GAMING BUNDLE

TORONTO, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has selected HR Ottawa, LP (known as “Hard Rock Casino Ottawa”) as the service provider for the Ottawa Area Gaming Bundle, following a competitive procurement process. The Hard Rock Casino Ottawa partnership consists of HR LP Investor Inc. (owned by Hard Rock International) and RCR Investor Inc. (owned by Rideau Carleton Raceway Holdings Limited).

“OLG has made an important step toward improving the customer experience in the Ottawa region,” said Stephen Rigby, OLG’s President and CEO. “The investments Hard Rock Casino Ottawa will make will substantially enhance the gaming entertainment experience, while increasing revenue for the Province and encouraging local economic development.”

“We’re honoured to have been chosen by OLG as the service provider for the Ottawa Area Gaming Bundle,” said Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International. “Together with RCR, we plan to potentially invest more than $320 million to create an electrifying, integrated entertainment destination, leading to the potential creation of more than 1,900 construction-related jobs and 2,000 direct and indirect ongoing jobs and opportunities for the Ottawa community.”

“We are delighted to bring the iconic Hard Rock International casino operator to Ottawa,” said Andrew Wright, Director of Rideau Carleton Raceway. “Rideau Carleton Raceway has partnered with Hard Rock to build a major tourist destination that will offer multi-level entertainment, energized horse racing, a broader market and substantial economic benefits for all of our employees, patrons, and the Ottawa community.”

OLG has entered into a Transition and Asset Purchase Agreement with Hard Rock Casino Ottawa for the Ottawa Area Gaming Bundle, which sets out the customary closing conditions to be satisfied for OLG and Hard Rock Casino Ottawa to enter into a 20-year Casino Operating and Services Agreement (COSA). Under the COSA, Hard Rock Casino Ottawa will take over day-to-day operations of OLG Slots at Rideau Carleton Raceway.

OLG expects that the service provider will take over day-to-day operations in fall 2017.

OLG employees will transfer to the new service provider and OLG will work with Hard Rock Casino Ottawa to ensure they have as smooth and seamless a transition as possible. This includes a requirement for the service provider to retain employees for a period of no less than 12 months in their current position and geographic location, and to provide eligible employees with benefits and a registered pension plan.

While Hard Rock Casino Ottawa will be responsible for the day-to-day gaming operations in the bundle, OLG will continue to:

  • Conduct and manage gaming in the bundle
  • Require compliance with applicable regulations set out by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO)
  • Be the owner of key player information
  • Uphold the standards of its Responsible Gambling program through the service provider, including the self-exclusion program
  • Distribute Contribution Agreement payments to the host community

Hard Rock Casino Ottawa is required to follow all applicable laws including AGCO’s regulated standards which require, among other things, rigorous Responsible Gambling policies and programs.

To OLG, the integrity of its procurement process is of the utmost importance.

Throughout the procurement process, OLG has engaged the services of a Fairness Monitor to provide oversight and advice.

A press conference will be held today, Monday, May 15, at Rideau Carleton Raceway’s Banquet Room at 3:15 p.m. to discuss Hard Rock Casino Ottawa. Hard Rock International Chairman Jim Allen, Rideau Carleton Raceway Director Andrew Wright and OLG President and CEO, Stephen Rigby will be available for comment.

With venues in 75 countries, including 175 cafes, 24 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Valencia, Innsbruck, Andorra la Vella and Chengdu. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Berlin, Dubai, London, Los Cabos, New York City, and Shenzhen, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

Rideau Carleton Raceway Limited (“RCR”)  has operated Rideau Carleton Raceway Entertainment Centre and standardbred racing since 1962.  RCR is a longstanding member of the Ottawa community. RCR takes great pride in the contributions they make, both to the citizens of the community and in support of the region’s horse racing program. Residents and tourists have long visited RCR to enjoy the thrill of watching standardbred races, attend events, and more recently, to play OLG slots. RCR remains committed to supporting the Province’s equestrian industry and live horse racing in Canada.

OLG is the Ontario government agency that delivers gaming entertainment in a socially responsible manner. OLG conducts and manages gaming facilities, the sale of province-wide lottery games, PlayOLG Internet gaming, the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres and is helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $44 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. These payments to the province support the operation of hospitals, amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program, local and provincial charities and problem gambling prevention, treatment and research.

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TICKET WORTH $1,000,000 UNCLAIMED IN WINDSOR

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Time is running out to claim a LOTTO 6/49 prize worth $1,000,000 for a ticket sold one year ago in Windsor. Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize.

The winning selection for the Wednesday, May 25, 2016 LOTTO 6/49 Guaranteed Prize Draw was 4 – 3 – 3 – 3 – 8 – 9 – 9 – 6 – 01. Players must exactly match the Guaranteed Prize Draw Selection to win the $1 million prize.

Anyone possessing this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

The OLG Prize Centre is now open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., unless Saturday is a statutory holiday or if there is a statutory holiday on the preceding Friday or the following Monday. For full details on Prize Centre hours and services, please visit the How to Claim Prizes page on olg.ca.

Winners of up to $250,000 also have the convenience of dropping off winning tickets for processing at any OLG Casino or at several of OLG Slots at Racetrack facilities. Winning tickets of less than $999.99 can be cashed at these sites. Please call 1-800-387-0098 for more details or for a list of locations.

Information about this and other unclaimed tickets is available by visiting the Unclaimed Tickets page on olg.ca.

OLG reminds players that they can check their tickets for winners in a number of convenient ways:

  • Check the winning numbers on olg.ca.
  • Call our WIN! Line at 416-870-8946 (Toronto area) or toll free at 1-866-891-8946 (outside Toronto area).
  • Use the easy self-serve Ticket Checker at your lottery terminal retailer. Simply insert the ticket, barcode side up, and wait for the message to appear on the Ticket Checker’s screen.
  • Sign up on olg.ca for winning numbers to be emailed to you.
  • Pick up a winning numbers printout from your lottery terminal retailer.
  • Sign your ticket and ask a lottery retailer to check it for you.

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TICKET WORTH $100,000 UNCLAIMED IN MARKHAM

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Time is running out to claim an ENCORE – ONTARIO 49 prize worth $100,000 for a ticket sold one year ago in Markham. Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize.

The winning numbers for the Wednesday, May 25, 2016 ENCORE – ONTARIO 49 draw were 0 – 8 – 3 – 2 – 0 – 1 – 7. Players must match the last six of the seven numbers drawn in exact order to win the $100,000 prize.

Anyone possessing this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

The OLG Prize Centre is now open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., unless Saturday is a statutory holiday or if there is a statutory holiday on the preceding Friday or the following Monday. For full details on Prize Centre hours and services, please visit the How to Claim Prizes page on olg.ca.

Winners of up to $250,000 also have the convenience of dropping off winning tickets for processing at any OLG Casino or at several of OLG Slots at Racetrack facilities. Winning tickets of less than $999.99 can be cashed at these sites. Please call 1-800-387-0098 for more details or for a list of locations.

Information about this and other unclaimed tickets is available by visiting the Unclaimed Tickets page on olg.ca.

OLG reminds players that they can check their tickets for winners in a number of convenient ways:

  • Check the winning numbers on olg.ca.
  • Call our WIN! Line at 416-870-8946 (Toronto area) or toll free at 1-866-891-8946 (outside Toronto area).
  • Use the easy self-serve Ticket Checker at your lottery terminal retailer. Simply insert the ticket, barcode side up, and wait for the message to appear on the Ticket Checker’s screen.
  • Sign up on olg.ca for winning numbers to be emailed to you.
  • Pick up a winning numbers printout from your lottery terminal retailer.
  • Sign your ticket and ask a lottery retailer to check it for you.

OLG is the Ontario government agency that delivers gaming entertainment in a socially responsible manner. OLG conducts and manages gaming facilities, the sale of province-wide lottery games, PlayOLG Internet gaming, the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres and is helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $44 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. These payments to the province support the operation of hospitals, amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program, local and provincial charities and problem gambling prevention, treatment and research.

All for Here – 100 per cent of OLG’s proceeds are invested in Ontario
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OLG LAUNCHES CHAMPION RACEWAY ON PLAYOLG

TORONTO, ON – OLG is continuing to help build excitement and expand awareness about horse racing in Ontario by launching a new horse-themed game on PlayOLG called Champion Raceway.

“Champion Raceway is the third horse-themed product OLG has released in the last two years,” said Cal Bricker, OLG’s Senior Vice President of Horse Racing. “It further demonstrates our commitment to support the industry by increasing awareness of horse racing in Ontario.”

Champion Raceway is available to people who have registered with OLG’s online gaming website. The slots game has a jackpot of almost $4 million and features an integrated horse race built right into the game.

OLG is continuing to work in partnership with the horse racing industry and Ontario government to help build the foundation for a sustainable future for the industry.

OLG is the Ontario government agency that delivers gaming entertainment in a socially responsible manner. OLG conducts and manages gaming facilities, the sale of province-wide lottery games, PlayOLG Internet gaming, the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres and is helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $44 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. These payments to the province support the operation of hospitals, amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program, local and provincial charities and problem gambling prevention, treatment and research.

All for Here – 100 per cent of OLG’s proceeds are invested in Ontario
olg.ca
Follow on Twitter @OLGtoday

PlaySmart.ca
“Know your limit. Play within it.”
Follow on Twitter @PlaySmartOLG

THE ONTARIO PROBLEM GAMBLING HELPLINE 1-888-230-3505

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CONTACT:
OLG MEDIA RELATIONS
1-888-946-6716

OLG SIGNS 20-YEAR CASINO OPERATING AND SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH GATEWAY CASINOS & ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED FOR SOUTHWEST GAMING BUNDLE ASSETS

TORONTO, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has signed a 20-year Casino Operating and Services Agreement (COSA) with Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (Gateway). Under the agreement, Gateway takes over day-to-day operations and the assets of the Southwest Gaming Bundle, effective today.

The Southwest Gaming Bundle includes:

  • OLG Slots at Western Fair District
  • OLG Slots at Clinton Raceway
  • OLG Slots at Dresden Raceway
  • OLG Slots at Hanover Raceway
  • OLG Slots at Woodstock Raceway
  • OLG Casino Point Edward

On December 13, 2016, OLG announced it had selected Gateway as the service provider for the Southwest Gaming Bundle. Since then, OLG and Gateway have been working towards concluding a Transition and Asset Purchase Agreement and entering into the COSA.

OLG has worked with Gateway to help ensure that transferring employees have a smooth and seamless transition. This includes the requirement for Gateway to retain transferring employees for a period of no less than 12 months in their current position and geographic location, and to provide eligible employees with benefits and a registered pension plan.

At more than $2.2 billion annually, OLG provides the Ontario government with its largest source of non-tax revenue. Modernization helps OLG provide more money to Ontario for key government services.

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (Gateway) is the largest and most diversified gaming company in Canada. Operating in British Columbia, Edmonton and Southwestern Ontario, Gateway has over 5,200 employees and operates 23 gaming properties with 248 tables, over 8,400 slots, 54 restaurants and bars and 272 hotel rooms. As the selected service provider in Northern Ontario, Gateway will add three properties and two new planned builds to the portfolio when fully implemented.  Gateway is undertaking an ambitious growth strategy to dramatically improve the customer experience and attract new customers. This includes the development of proprietary food and beverage brands like Match Eatery & Public House and Atlas Steak + Fish. This year Gateway is celebrating 25 years in the business of gaming and entertainment in Canada. Further information is available at www.gatewaycasinos.com.

OLG is the Ontario government agency that delivers gaming entertainment in a socially responsible manner. OLG conducts and manages gaming facilities, the sale of province-wide lottery games, PlayOLG Internet gaming, the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres and is helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $44 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. These payments to the province support the operation of hospitals, amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program, local and provincial charities and problem gambling prevention, treatment and research.

All for Here – 100 per cent of OLG’s proceeds are invested in Ontario
olg.ca
Follow on Twitter @OLGtoday

PlaySmart.ca
“Know your limit. Play within it.”
Follow on Twitter @PlaySmartOLG

THE ONTARIO PROBLEM GAMBLING HELPLINE 1-888-230-3505

Disponible en français

CONTACT:
OLG MEDIA RELATIONS
1-888-946-6716

Click here to be directed to Gateway’s news release.