Gambling Pays Off; Lottery Corporation Pays Windsor $2.2 Million for Hosting Casino

The City of Windsor got a $2.2 million paycheque from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Friday for hosting Caesars Windsor.

Municipalities where OLG gaming facilities are located get quarterly payments. Friday’s payment covers the period from October to December 2016.

Since May 1994, Windsor has received more than $35.8 million.

“OLG provides host municipalities with significant revenue each year that helps communities invest in local priorities such as infrastructure, programs and services that benefit Ontario families,” said Charles Sousa, Ontario’s Minister of Finance. “Along with supporting local development, these funds also benefit Ontario’s vital public services such as health care and education.”

Friday’s payment compares to $2.4 million in the previous quarter and $2.2 million for the same quarter of 2016.

Lotteries and gaming in the province brings in about $2 billion annually. It is the province’s largest source of non-tax revenue.

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