Behind The Jackpot

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PlaySmart, OLG’s award winning responsible gambling program, aims to provide players with the information they need to make smart choices and keep gambling fun. This includes a pledge to communicate how games work – from table games to slots to lottery and instant play – by providing tips on how to play games, game etiquette, and odds and strategies.

This is why PlaySmart has introduced a video series taking players behind the scenes or “Behind the Jackpot” to answer their most commonly asked questions about some of our games:

  • Think you could be a blackjack dealer? Players can find out what it takes to be one of these multi-tasking masters by watching “What It Takes to Be a Blackjack Dealer”. Whether it’s a slick shuffle and deal, spotting damage on cards, or keeping security fully in the loop, casino Blackjack dealers must keep the game running smoothly and transparently, all while keeping players entertained and informed.
  • Is there away to know how hard you should spin the Big Spin Wheel? Players can get the facts by watching “The Big Spin: A Play by Play”. Learn how OLG gets the BIG and BIGGER SPIN wheels ready using a random number generator, and why players need to spin the wheel for at least three revolutions to win their guaranteed prize.
  • Is there a winning secret to hitting the SPIN button on a slot machine? Players can watch a video on “Slot Machines & Randomness”. Learn how random outcomes are produced, and why slot machines are basically a big fun computer, turning number codes into symbols, lights, sounds and animations.
  • Ever wondered why the odds of winning lottery jackpots never change? Or if you should always pick the most common lottery numbers for a better chance to win? This “How to Calculate The Odds Of Winning The Lottery” video teaches players how lottery odds are calculated from a real-life math expert, and why no matter what numbers are chosen, like a birthday, or an anniversary, they’re still up against the same odds of winning.

The “Behind the Jackpot” videos are fun, informative and made in collaboration with subject-matter experts

The “Behind the Jackpot” videos are fun, informative and made in collaboration with subject-matter experts, including an actuary (math expert), a former OLG casino dealer, an OLG lottery draw specialist, and a former slots technician and current OLG senior electronic games manager.

Visit https://www.olg.ca/en/learn/about-playsmart.html for more information about OLG’s award winning Responsible Gambling program.

Want the inside scoop on the games you love to play? PlaySmart is your gambling encyclopedia, with information you need to make smart choices and keep the fun in the game. Visit www.playsmart.ca.

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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REPORTS

OLG's Corporate Social Responsibility Report serves as a measure of OLG's efforts in a number of areas of social responsibility including: Responsible Gambling and efforts to educate players and address problem gambling; earning and keeping customers' trust; supporting employees' engagement in communities; strengthening communities; and, reducing OLG’s impact on the environment. Our report has transitioned to a fully digital report that will be regularly updated to communicate key social responsibility developments as they occur. Our new report is easy to access and navigate, and it demonstrates OLG’s ongoing commitment to social responsibility.