Developing new products and technologies
Over the past decade, there has been a significant decline in Charitable Gaming in Ontario. Ten years ago, there were more than 6,000 charities raising funds at approximately 230 bingo halls, but today, there are just under 3,000 charities fundraising in 61 halls.
To generate interest, and ultimately more money for thousands of local charities, OLG developed new products and technologies to invigorate the traditional bingo experience and appeal to a wider audience.
Currently there are 31 Charitable Bingo and Gaming Centres that work with OLG to offer paper and electronic games.
The new product offering includes
- Paper Bingo
- Electronic Bingo (eBingo)
- Paper Break Open Tickets
- Break Open Ticket Dispensers
- Electronic Shutterboard
Since 2005, Charitable Gaming has raised more than $135* million for charities across the province. In 2016 alone, over 1,700 charities in local communities have benefitted from proceeds raised by cGaming centres.
This initiative is designed to increased revenue for Ontario charities, this initiative and also create hundreds of part-time jobs, while preserving the role of the thousands of volunteers who are currently involved in community-based charitable activity.
* From September 2005 to October 2016, OLG Charitable Bingo and Gaming Centres have raised over $135 million for charity.