OLG makes second quarter payments to Ontario casino communities

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has made its second quarter payments to casino host communities in the Canadian province.

In total, OLG distributed $43.4m to 28 communities across Ontario where gaming facilities are located.

The payments to host municipalities are based on a formula consistently applied to all Ontario gambling venues, using a progressive scale of the host venue’s gambling revenue.

Windsor, which hosts Caesars Windsor, received $2.3m in the second quarter, bringing its 2022/23 total to $5.2m so far.

Brantford, meanwhile, received $1.4m in the second quarter to take its yearly figure to $2.7m.

Peter Bethlenfalvy, Finance Minister of Ontario, said: “Revenues from OLG’s Municipal Contribution Agreements support host communities so they can invest in programmes and services that benefit everyone, from neighbourhood parks to local festivals.

“These payments help improve the quality of life and make Ontario a vibrant and exciting place to live, work and play.”

Since 1994, host communities have received nearly $1.9bn in non-tax gaming revenue; across the entire fiscal year 2021-22, OLG distributed over $82.9m.

Brantford has received $93.8m from OLG since the casino opened in November 1999, while Windsor has received over $75m since OLG first opened its casino resort in the city in May 1994.

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