$120M Handed Out In Biggest Day For Canadian Lotteries

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2017 | Canada Business

Largest outstanding Lotto 649 prize is a $64-million jackpot from October.

Record $60 Million Jackpot

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.25.2016 | Canada Business

TORONTO — The Lotto-Max lottery will make history tonight by offering an estimated jackpot of $60 million for the first time. Ticket buyers could a...

Being A Gambler Just Got A Whole Lot Easier In Ontario

CBC | Posted 01.05.2015 | Canada Business

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. is betting its customers will flock to its new gambling website. The OLG has issued an invitation to 53,000 of ...

Co-Workers' Battle Over $50-Million Lottery Prize Comes To An End

CBC | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Business

A settlement has been reached between 24 winners of a $50-million Lotto Max jackpot and Christopher Bates, a man who claimed to be part of the winning...

Bell, Rogers To Run Ontario Lottery?

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Ontario is one step closer to picking a private company to modernize and run the day-to-day operations of the province's $1.3-billion-a-year...

Lottery Agencies: Hey, Young People! Buy More Lotto Tickets

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.23.2014 | Canada Business

WINNIPEG - Provincial lottery agencies are facing a big problem — millennials aren't buying lottery tickets nearly as much as their parents do.The a...

New OLG Chair, But Casinos Still Coming

John MacMillan | Posted 10.21.2013 | Canada Politics
John MacMillan

The OLG continues to carve up the province into gaming zones and is actively seeking bidders capable of running multi-location gaming fiefdoms. It seems no matter which big name operator you choose, controversy and questionable behavior abound.

HOW Much Would Province Give Toronto For Casino?

CBC | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Politics

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has come up with a revised funding formula for any casino in downtown Toronto — and sources tell CBC News...

Why New Lotto 6/49 Tickets Will Cost You More

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - The odds of becoming a millionaire will improve this fall for Canadians who play Lotto 6/49, the national lottery organization said Wednesda...

Record Jackpot Could Be Yours

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - Hopeful lottery players across the country kept ticket kiosks busy Saturday as the hours ticked down to what is expected to be a record Lott...

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Gambles Away Money on Marketing

Phil Froats | Posted 06.01.2013 | Canada Business
Phil Froats

After watching four commercials for Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) products in one hour on the news, I began to wonder how much this organization spends to entice people to gamble. How many extra CT machines or dollars in cancer research would there be if marketing expenses were sliced back?

$50 Million Lotto Max Jackpot Winner Revealed

CBC | Posted 02.23.2013 | Canada

It will be a very Merry Christmas for a woman from Thornhill, Ont. Susan Flam won the $50-million Lotto Max draw from Dec. 21. The homemaker and...

Will Canada's 'Largest Development Project' Be A Casino?

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.21.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A "once in a generation" opportunity for a new casino complex that will create thousands of jobs and bring in billions of investment dollars...

Racetrack Slots Closed In Ontario; 560 Out Of Work

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Hundreds of Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. employees will lose their jobs April 30 when the Crown corporation shuts down its slot machine ...

Ontario Doubles Down On Gambling

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Cash-strapped Ontario is placing its bets on a plan to boost gambling revenues that would see a new casino in the Toronto area and lottery t...

Tories Slam Toronto Casino Idea

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's cash-strapped Liberals should think twice before rolling the dice on a casino in the heart of the province's most populous city to...

OLG Gambles on New Image With Our Dollars

David Menzies | Posted 02.12.2012 | Canada Politics
David Menzies

The OLG is a state-sanctioned gambling monopoly. It doesn't need fancy logos or multimillion dollar signage -- it's the only game in town. Surely Ontarians would be better served if this crown corporation ploughed the millions it spends on self-aggrandizement projects into, say, hospitals and community centres?