Long-Term Support for Ontario’s Horse Racing Industry

Today, Stephen Rigby, OLG’s President and CEO, released the following statement on new funding support for horse racing in Ontario:

“The Ontario government has announced additional funding for the horse racing industry that will help more racetracks, breeders and horsepeople access support.

Under an amended Long-Term Funding Agreement (LTFA), OLG will contribute $10 million annually to support programs for breeders and horsepeople. The LTFA also solidifies agreements with racetracks that have chosen to receive funding to support operations under the Optional Slots at Racetracks Program.

Beginning April 1, 2019, OLG will provide nearly two decades of stable funding to help build a sustainable industry in the province. It is a comprehensive package of support that was designed to reach all areas of the industry and reaffirms OLG’s commitment to invest in a sector of Ontario’s gaming marketplace that provides a great deal of value to the province.

The Agreement includes mechanisms for greater reporting, accountability and transparency, and will encourage the industry to work collaboratively on self-governance.

Strengthening Ontario’s horse racing industry will help protect thousands of jobs and provide economic benefit to rural communities across the province.”

OLG is a crown agency that develops world-class gaming entertainment for the Province of Ontario. Acting in a socially responsible way, OLG conducts and manages land-based gaming facilities; the sale of province-wide lottery games; PlayOLG Internet gaming; and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres. OLG is also helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $50 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year, proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

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OLG MAKES THIRD-QUARTER PAYMENTS TO GAMING SITE HOST COMMUNITIES

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) today issued the third-quarter (October 1 to December 31, 2018) non-tax gaming revenue payments totalling $29,562,701 to 25 communities which currently host gaming facilities.

To date, host communities have received more than $1.5 billion in non-tax gaming revenue.

“OLG provides municipal partners and local charities with significant funds to enable investments in communities across the province. The people of Ontario benefit through key public services like health care, education and community infrastructure,” said Vic Fedeli, Ontario’s Minister of Finance.

These payments are made under an equitable formula that determines the funds communities receive for hosting a gaming facility and are based on a graduated scale of gaming revenue that is consistent across all sites in Ontario.

At more than $2.49 billion annually, OLG provides the Ontario government with its largest source of non-tax revenue.

OLG is a crown agency that develops world-class gaming entertainment for the Province of Ontario. Acting in a socially responsible way, OLG conducts and manages land-based gaming facilities; the sale of province-wide lottery games; PlayOLG Internet gaming; and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres. OLG is also helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $47 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year, proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

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BOI-1DA HITS THE STAGE WITH 2 CHAINZ, KILLY & SAVANNAH RÉ FOR AN EXCLUSIVE AND DISTINCTIVE NIGHT OF HIP-HOP, HOSTED BY LOTTO MAX  

Toronto, ON – Last night hip-hop fans were treated to an iconic night of music curated by one of rap’s hottest beatmakers. Award-winning Toronto producer Boi-1da brought his global show to the Mod Club in Toronto, one of the city’s most intimate music venues. Joined on stage by three amazing acts – heavyweight hitmaker and hip-hop superstar 2 Chainz, Scarborough’s own skyrocketing star Killy and Toronto songstress Savannah Ré – Boi-1da delivered a show like no other. And everyone in the room was a winner!  There were no tickets for this concert – the only way in was to win with LOTTO MAX.

“I really enjoyed the opportunity to do something special for this city,” shared Boi-1da. “Looking forward to doing more things like this – it’s necessary.”

Prior to the start of the show, 20 contest winners had the opportunity to get up close with the artists at a meet and greet session. “I grew up in Scarborough loving music, and I feel a connection to those artists who lived in the same sort of neighbourhoods as me and experienced a similar upbringing. Getting the chance to meet them and see them perform in Toronto, after finding global success, was inspiring,” shared contest winner Cody Smith of Scarborough.

“This experience has been exhilarating from start to end,” continued attendee Renard Patrick of Ajax. “The highlight for me has been seeing artists from the whole spectrum – from the older generation to the new generation – brought together by Boi-1da, a bridge between two, come together to celebrate the art of hip-hop.”

“Knowing that music is an important passion point for our lottery players, and that music lives right in that world of dreaming bigger (who hasn’t daydreamed about getting Up Close to their music heroes?), we introduced the LOTTO MAX Up Close platform,” shared Greg Dermer, OLG’s Brand Manager for LOTTO MAX. “We’re bringing the essence of dreaming bigger to life by making dream concerts a reality – elevating music experiences and getting the fans closer to the artists they love.”

LOTTO MAX offered Ontario residents, 18 years of age and older, an exclusive chance to make their dream a reality by entering the LOTTO MAX ‘Up Close Concert Series’ contest.

Visit LOTTO MAX on Facebook & Twitter and Ontario Lottery on Instagram to check out the action from the night.

About LOTTO MAX Up Close

LOTTO MAX is the big jackpot lottery game that wants you to dream bigger.  Draws occur every Friday and have jackpots that range from $10M to $60M. The LOTTO MAX Up Close platform was launched in 2017 to allow music fans to bring their concert dreams to life. The purpose of LOTTO MAX Up Close is to deliver elevated entertainment experiences to fans (we want to get them closer to their entertainment dreams than anyone else – whether it’s music, sports or film)!

#lottomaxupclose

@lottomax on Facebook and Twitter

@OntarioLottery on Instagram

OLG is a crown agency that develops world-class gaming entertainment for the Province of Ontario. Acting in a socially responsible way, OLG conducts and manages land-based gaming facilities; the sale of province-wide lottery games; PlayOLG Internet gaming; and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres. OLG is also helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $47 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year, proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

All for Here – 100 per cent of OLG’s proceeds are invested in Ontario
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TIFF UP CLOSE: TORONTO’S UP AND COMING STARS SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES IN ACHIEVING THEIR DREAMS TIFF hosts exclusive, intimate event WITH LOTTO MAX Up Close

Toronto, ON –  Pairing the dream of making it to the big screen with the dream of lottery, LOTTO MAX Up Close presents Toronto on the Rise at the Toronto International Film Festival ®, an engaging conversation and intimate meet & greet with Toronto’s up and coming stars. Etalk Senior Correspondent, Traci Melchor will guide a panel discussion with Stephan James (If Beale Street Could Talk), Shamier Anderson (Destroyer), Jess Salgueiro (Mouthpiece), Lamar Johnson (The Hate U Give) and others, exploring themes like building a legacy for Toronto’s talent locally and abroad, while the stars also share their expertise in relationship building, auditioning and leveraging social media to achieve their dreams. Free tickets, courtesy of LOTTO MAX Up Close, are available at tiff.net/rooftop.

“We’re thrilled to partner with TIFF to bring film lovers closer to the artists and creators that inspire them to dream bigger,” shared Greg Dermer, OLG’s Brand Manager for LOTTO MAX. “LOTTO MAX Up Close is all about bringing big dreams to life – by hosting big stars in an intimate environment, LOTTO MAX is heightening the experience for festivalgoers.”

Toronto on the Rise: Building a Legacy for Toronto Talent in Hollywood

On Monday, September 10 at 2 p.m., LOTTO MAX Up Close is hosting Toronto on the Rise, an intimate conversation and meet & greet with Toronto’s up and coming stars. Etalk Senior Correspondent, Traci Melchor will guide a discussion exploring themes like building a legacy for Toronto’s talent locally and abroad and making Toronto a world leader in fostering fresh young talent. The audience, limited to 140 guests, will learn what these stars have done to achieve their Hollywood dreams, including relationship building and networking, how to make a splash in an audition, and how to leverage social media to put your name in lights. Traci will be joined by Stephan James, former TIFF Rising Star and featured at TIFF in Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk and Amazon’s Homecoming, Shamier Anderson, featured at TIFF in Destroyer, Lamar Johnson, TIFF Rising Star and featured at TIFF in The Hate U Give, Jess Salgueiro, TIFF Rising Star and featured at TIFF in Mouthpiece, Mouna Traoré, In Contempt, American Gods, Murdoch Mysteries and Yasmine Pearl, a top talent agent at WME. Toronto on the Rise will take place at the luxe Refinery29 Festival Rooftop at TIFF. Score free tickets on tiff.net/rooftop, courtesy of LOTTO MAX Up Close. First come, first serve basis.

About LOTTO MAX Up Close

LOTTO MAX is the big jackpot lottery game that wants you to dream bigger.  Draws occur every Friday and have jackpots that range from $10M to $60M.  The LOTTO MAX Up Close platform was launched in 2017 to allow music fans to bring their concert dreams to life. LOTTO MAX Up Close’s purpose is to deliver elevated entertainment experiences to fans (we want to get them closer to their entertainment dreams than anyone else – whether it’s music, sports or film)!

#lottomaxupclose
@lottomax on Facebook and Twitter
@OntarioLottery on Instagram

OLG is a crown agency that develops world-class gaming entertainment for the Province of Ontario. Acting in a socially responsible way, OLG conducts and manages land-based gaming facilities; the sale of province-wide lottery games; PlayOLG Internet gaming; and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres. OLG is also helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $47 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year, proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

All for Here – 100 per cent of OLG’s proceeds are invested in Ontario
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™ Toronto International Film Festival Inc., used under license.

TIFF UP CLOSE CONVERSATION WITH THE CAST OF DONNYBROOK TIFF hosts exclusive, intimate fireside chat with LOTTO MAX Up Close

Toronto, ON –  Focusing the lens behind the scenes and pairing the dreaming of cinema with the dreaming of lottery, LOTTO MAX Up Close, in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival ® offers film aficionados exclusive access to Hollywood heavy hitters, Jamie Bell, Frank Grillo and Margaret Qualley and Director Tim Sutton.  Fans will have the chance at free tickets, courtesy of LOTTO MAX Up Close, to attend an intimate fireside chat with the cast of Donnybrook. The cast will share their perspectives on what it means to realize your dream in Hollywood and on the big screen with a small group of only 50 guests.

“We’re thrilled to partner with TIFF to bring film lovers closer to the artists and creators that inspire them to dream bigger,” shared Greg Dermer, OLG’s Brand Manager for LOTTO MAX. “LOTTO MAX Up Close is all about bringing big dreams to life – by hosting big stars in an intimate environment, LOTTO MAX is heightening the experience for festivalgoers.”

Fireside Chat with the cast of Donnybrook

On Friday, September 7 at 3 p.m., LOTTO MAX is hosting an Up Close conversation and meet & greet with the cast of Donnybrook. Sitting down with Kerri Craddock, Director of Programming at TIFF, the cast will talk about this anticipated film and realizing their dream in Hollywood and on the big screen. Limited to only 50 guests, the intimate fireside chat will take place at the luxe Refinery29 Festival Rooftop. And the only way in is with LOTTO MAX – follow @lottomax on Facebook and Twitter and @OntarioLottery on Instagram for chances to win free tickets.  #lottomaxupclose

About LOTTO MAX Up Close

LOTTO MAX is the big jackpot lottery game that wants you to dream bigger.  Draws occur every Friday and have jackpots that range from $10M to $60M.  The LOTTO MAX Up Close platform was launched in 2017 to allow music fans to bring their concert dreams to life. LOTTO MAX Up Close’s purpose is to deliver elevated entertainment experiences to fans (we want to get them closer to their entertainment dreams than anyone else – whether it’s music, sports or film)!

#lottomaxupclose
@lottomax on Facebook and Twitter
@OntarioLottery on Instagram

OLG is a crown agency that develops world-class gaming entertainment for the Province of Ontario. Acting in a socially responsible way, OLG conducts and manages land-based gaming facilities; the sale of province-wide lottery games; PlayOLG Internet gaming; and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres. OLG is also helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $47 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year, proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

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

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OLG MAKES FIRST-QUARTER PAYMENTS TO GAMING SITE HOST COMMUNITIES

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) today issued first-quarter (April to June, 2018) non-tax gaming revenue payments totalling $37,868,972 to 24 communities which currently host gaming facilities. To date, host communities have received more than $1.5 billion in non-tax gaming revenue.

These payments are made under an equitable formula that determines the funds communities receive for hosting a gaming facility and are based on a graduated scale of gaming revenue that is consistent across all sites in Ontario.

At more than $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 $47 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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