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Support for Local Economies

This year, OLG generated $4.1 billion in economic activity in Ontario. This includes...

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$855.8 million in personnel costs for OLG's 12,600 direct and indirect employees*** across the province

$278.0 million in commissions to lottery retailers across Ontario

$160.8 million in payments to municipalities and Ontario First Nations that host gaming facilities and Charitable Gaming Centres

$139.6 million in payments to Ontario First Nations through the Gaming Revenue Sharing and Financial Agreement

$142.7 million in goods and services purchased from Ontario businesses to support land-based gaming facilities owned and/or operated by OLG

In addition, OLG awarded more than 2.1 billion in lottery prizes to players.

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How local communities benefit

Each year, OLG gives back millions of dollars to where gaming facilities exist communities. This has helped fund things like college and university campuses, hospitals, community centres, and charities.

Get a detailed breakdown of how each community benefits

Community Benefit Summary 2017-18 (PDF)

*Net Profit to the Province is the amount the Corporation returns to the Province of Ontario after stakeholder and other payments.
**based on government policy that directs 2% of annual forecasted OLG slot machine revenue (before service provider fee deductions and excluding slot machine revenue from the Resort Casinos)
***Direct employees are those employed directly by OLG. Indirect employees are those employed by the Resort Casinos.