The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has made its second quarter (Q2) payment to Windsor in recognition of the city hosting Caesars Windsor.
OLG first opened its casino resort in the city in May 1994, and has since sent over $75m to Windsor, including $2.9m in the first quarter of the fiscal year 2022-23.
Windsor has now received its latest instalment – $2.3m – ensuring the city has now received over $5.2m already this year.
In total, OLG distributed $43.4m to 28 communities across Ontario where gaming facilities are located in Q2.
According to OLG, 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.
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.