Present – 2010

December

2017

Ontario Gaming West GTA Limited Partnership is selected as the service provider for the West GTA Gaming Bundle which includes Casino Brantford and the slots facilities at Flamboro Downs, Grand River Raceway and Mohawk Racetrack.

November

2017

OLG issues a Request for Proposal for a service provider to enhance and expand sports betting through existing retail locations as well as online and mobile devices.

September

2017

HR Ottawa, LP signs a 20-year casino operating and services agreement with OLG assuming responsibility for the day-to-day operations and assets of OLG Slots at Rideau Carleton Raceway.

OLG launches the OLG PRO•LINE App, allowing players to build sports wagers on their mobile phones without having to fill out a paper selection slip.

THE BIG SPIN launches. The new $5 INSTANT game combines scratch play, an in-store spinning wheel on the lottery terminal screen and in-person spins on The BIG SPIN Wheel at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.

August

2017

Ontario Gaming GTA, LP is selected as the service provider for the GTA Gaming Bundle, which includes the Great Blue Heron Casino and the slots facilities at Ajax Downs and Woodbine Racetrack.

Niagara Falls Entertainment Partners is selected to design, build, finance and maintain the Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre.

July

2017

OLG launches the horse-themed $5 INSTANT IN THE MONEY MULTIPLIER lottery ticket, the fourth horse-themed product in less than two years.

June

2017

The OLG Lottery App launches, providing players a convenient way to scan and check their lottery, INSTANT and sports tickets on a mobile device.

May

2017

OLG issues a Request for Proposal to selected proponents to bid on replacing and updating OLG’s existing Lottery terminals and network.

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited signs a 20-year casino operating and services agreement with OLG for the North Gaming Bundle, assuming responsibility for the day-to-day operations and assets of Casino Sault Ste. Marie, Casino Thunder Bay and the slots facilities at Sudbury Downs and the opportunity to build new gaming facilities in the Kenora and North Bay areas.

OLG issues a Request for Proposal for a new player platform to improve the ways OLG connects digitally with customers by adding new games and improving the online and mobile experiences.

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited signs a 20-year casino operating and services agreement with OLG for the Southwest Gaming Bundle, assuming responsibility for the day-to-day operations and assets of Casino Point Edward and the slots facilities at Clinton Raceway, Dresden Raceway, Hanover Raceway, Western Fair District and Woodstock Racetrack.

April

2017

OLG issues a Request for Proposal to selected proponents to bid on the Niagara Gaming Bundle which includes Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino Resort, as well as operating the future Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre.

March

2017

OLG issues a Request for Proposal to selected proponents to bid on the Central Gaming Bundle which includes Casino Rama and the slots facility at Georgian Downs and the opportunity to build a new gaming facility in Wasaga Beach or Collingwood.

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.

NBA games are made available for sports wagering on OLG’s PRO-LINE.

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.

May

2016

OLG launches the horse-themed product, THE CANADIAN TRIPLE CROWN INSTANT game, which offers 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.

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.

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

Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership signs a 20-year casino operating and services agreement with OLG for the East Gaming Bundle, assuming responsibility for the day-to-day operations and assets of Casino Thousand Islands and the slots facilities at Kawartha Downs and the opportunity to build a new gaming facility in Belleville.

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.

October

2015

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

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.

March

2015

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.

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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.

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.

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

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

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.

OLG pays the unclaimed $50 million LOTTO MAX jackpot from November 30, 2012 after identifying the winner using Data Analysis and Retrieval Technology (DART).

December

2013

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.

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.

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.

April

2013

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.

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.

October

2012

OLG introduces MEGADICE LOTTO that features two chances to win on each ticket – an instant win dice game and evening lotto draw.

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 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.

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 a group of seven Ontario residents has been identified as the rightful winners of a lottery ticket that won a free ticket that in turn won the $12.5 million SUPER 7 jackpot on December 26, 2003. OLG created customer and ticket profiles using a new in-house data analytics tool known as DART (Data Analysis and Retrieval Technology). DART can review billions of transactions in seconds, identifying patterns and potentially fraudulent behaviours and claims.

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 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 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.

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 27 gaming facilities across the province.

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.