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OLG pays CAD$31.3m to municipal partners in Q2


Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) will pay CAD$31.3m (USD$25.3m/€21.8m/£18.4m) to 27 municipalities across the province in non-tax gaming revenue payments from the second quarter of 2021.

Under the Municipality Contribution Agreements, OLG makes payments to communities across Ontario that host gaming facilities.

All gaming sites in the province had re-opened by 16 August 2021 following the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Host communities have so far received more than $1.76 billion in non-tax gaming revenue.

Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy said: “Our government is pleased that land-based casinos have reopened safely and are contributing to our provincial economy again.

“Host communities are once again benefiting from local employment and the financial proceeds that support vital services through Municipality Contribution Agreements.”

Single event sports betting was legalized in Canada back in August after the passing of Bill C-218.

OLG, which launched its Proline+ platform alongside the sports betting launch, recorded a handle of $6m in the first month of legal sports betting within the country.