1999 – 1990

November

1999

Brantford Charity Casino opens.

Slots at Kawartha Downs near Peterborough opens with 375 slot machines.

Slots at Sudbury Downs opens with 325 slot machines.

September

1999

Slots at Fort Erie Racetrack opens with 1,200 slot machines.

Slots at Western Fair Raceway in London opens with 300 slot machines.

August

1999

Slots at Mohawk Raceway near Milton opens with 750 slot machines.

May

1999

Slots at Hiawatha Horse Park in Sarnia opens with 450 slot machines.

Casino Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario's first charity casino, opens.

December

1998

The first slot facility to operate at an Ontario horseracing track opens at Windsor Raceway.

September

1998

Falls Management Company is selected to design, develop and operate the planned new Casino Niagara complex which will include a hotel and other amenities. The company will also operate the interim casino.

Casino Windsor logo

July

1998

The permanent Casino Windsor opens on Windsor's waterfront, replacing the interim Casino Windsor and The Northern Belle Casino riverboat.

June

1998

The Ontario government announces that OLC will operate charity casinos in Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay, Point Edward and Brantford.

April

1998

The Ontario government announces a slot machine program that will see OLC introduce slot machines at Ontario's racetracks.

OLG winning cheque on circular badge

March

1998

The largest single Canadian lottery prize to date, worth $22.5 million, is won in Ontario.

September

1997

ONTARIO 49, a 50-cent on-line terminal lottery, launches.

March

1997

SUPERSTAR BINGO launches. It is the first PC-based electronically linked bingo game in North America.

July

1996

Casino Rama opens on Chippewas of Mnjikaning (Rama) land, near Orillia, an hour north of Toronto.

April

1996

DAILY KENO, a new daily lottery, launches.

December

1995

The Northern Belle Casino riverboat, Canada's first riverboat casino, opens on the riverfront in Windsor to manage overcrowding at interim Casino Windsor.

April

1995

INSTANT KENO, a $3 scratch game, launches.

January

1995

OVER/UNDER from SPORT SELECT launches.

May

1994

Interim Casino Windsor opens on the riverfront in downtown Windsor.

LOTTO SUPER 7 launches.

Ontario Casino Corporation logo

April

1994

Ontario Casino Corporation (OCC) is formally established

December

1993

Government of Ontario enacts the Ontario Casino Corporation Act, 1993, culminating a year of operating policy and program development. The Government identifies Windsor, Ontario, as the host community for the province's first pilot commercial casino.

October

1992

PRO·LINE, the new on-line terminal sports lottery from SPORT SELECT, launches.

February

1992

LUCKY 7's, the first $1 INSTANT ticket, launches.

ONTARIO INSTANT MILLIONS, OLC's first $5 INSTANT ticket, launches.

January

1992

New OLC headquarters in Sault Ste. Marie officially opens.

July

1992

The Ontario government extends use of lottery profits to include the protection of the environment.