NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE AND OLG ANNOUNCE PROLINE+ AS THE NHL’s FIRST OFFICIAL SPORTSBOOK PARTNER IN CANADA

TORONTO, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and the National Hockey League (NHL) today announced a multiyear partnership designating OLG’s PROLINE+ sportsbook product as an Official Sports Betting Partner of the NHL, marking the League’s first sports betting partnership in Canada.

Under the multiyear deal, OLG becomes an official NHL partner for sports betting on both its PROLINE+ digital sports betting platform and the new PROLINE product at retail lottery outlets across Ontario. The partnership provides OLG with distribution rights to the League’s official logos and cross-promotion across NHL digital and social channels.

PROLINE+ is the presenting sponsor of the PROLINE+ NHL PreGame at the 2022 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™, the official fan festival of the March 13, 2022 outdoor game between the Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario. OLG is proud to sponsor this event as the NHL Heritage Classic makes its first appearance in Ontario.

“The OLG-NHL deal is a big win for our valued sports bettors,” says Dave Pridmore, OLG's Chief Digital and Strategy Officer. “A partnership with a world-class organization like the NHL will help complement the ultimate sports betting experience for hockey fans on PROLINE+ and PROLINE at retail, where our players can execute legal single-event wagers and other unique bets on a sport they love."

“As we prepare to stage our sixth NHL Heritage Classic this weekend in Hamilton, we’re thrilled to announce PROLINE+ by OLG as the NHL’s first Official Sports Betting Partner in Canada,”  said Kyle McMann, NHL Senior Vice President, North American Business Development. “As a leading gaming entertainment operator for more than four decades with an excellent track record in Ontario, OLG is an ideal partner for the NHL to begin our transformative entry into this space in Canada and to further engage our avid Canadian fan base.”

The OLG/PROLINE and NHL partnership includes:

  • Unique and engaging NHL content delivered across ca and NHL digital platforms
  • Exclusive OLG/PROLINE and NHL events and promotions at retail outlets and online with PROLINE+.
  • Special co-branded promotions for sports betting enthusiasts during select 2021-22 regular season games, and the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Stanley Cup Final and 2022-23 season.

OLG and PROLINE have been proud supporters of sports in Ontario for decades. This partnership with the NHL further demonstrates OLG and PROLINE's ongoing commitment to creating new opportunities for sports betting play and developing innovative player experiences both at retailers and online.

Consistent with the NHL's own responsible gambling initiatives like "Have a Game Plan, Bet Responsibly," OLG promotes responsible gambling across all its gaming products and features online player tools and educational materials from OLG's globally recognized PlaySmart program, which received the highest level of certification from the World Lottery Association.

You must be 18 years of age or older to play the new PROLINE in-store at retail lottery locations and 19 years of age or older to register and play PROLINE+ online.

ABOUT OLG

OLG is a crown agency that contributes to a better Ontario by delivering great entertainment experiences for our customers. Acting in a socially responsible way, OLG conducts and manages land-based gaming facilities; the sale of province-wide lottery games; Internet gaming; and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres. OLG is also helping support the horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided approximately $55 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment and prevention 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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ABOUT THE NHL

The National Hockey League (NHL®), founded in 1917, consists of 32 Member Clubs. Each team roster reflects the League’s international makeup with players from more than 20 countries represented, all vying for the most cherished and historic trophy in professional sports – the Stanley Cup®. Every year, the NHL entertains more than 670 million fans in-arena and through its partners on national television and radio; more than 191 million followers - league, team and player accounts combined - across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, and YouTube; and more than 100 million fans online at NHL.com. The League broadcasts games in more than 160 countries and territories through its rightsholders including ESPN, Turner Sports and NHL NetworkMC  in the U.S.; Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada; Viaplay in the Nordic Region; and CCTV and Tencent in China; and reaches fans worldwide with games available to stream in every country.  Fans are engaged across the League’s digital assets on mobile devices via the free NHL® App; across nine social media platforms; on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™; and on NHL.com, available in eight languages and featuring unprecedented access to player and team statistics as well as every regular-season and playoff game box score dating back to the League’s inception, powered by SAP. NHL Original Productions and NHL Studios produce compelling original programming featuring unprecedented access to players, coaches and League and team personnel for distribution across the NHL’s social and digital platforms.

The NHL is committed to building healthy and vibrant communities using the sport of hockey to celebrate fans of every race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. The NHL’s Hockey Is For Everyone™ initiative reinforces that the official policy of the sport is one of inclusion on the ice, in locker rooms, boardrooms and stands. The NHL is expanding access and opportunity for people of all backgrounds and abilities to play hockey, fostering more inclusive environments and growing the game through a greater diversity of participants. To date, the NHL has invested more than $100 million in youth hockey and grassroots programs, with a commitment to invest an additional $5 million for diversity and inclusion programs over the next year.

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