Town receives OLG revenue check for casino hosting


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The city of Windsor received its quarterly payment from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) on Friday for being a municipality that hosts a casino.

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The city received $ 1,752,526 for its second quarter (July 1 to September 30) for hosting Caesars Windsor.

The payout can typically reach up to $ 3.5 million for the city each quarter, but the latest check was limited due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions at the casino that limit authorized customers at all times.

Since May 1994, Windsor has received over $ 99 million in non-tax gaming revenue.

“Our government is pleased that land-based casinos have safely reopened and are once again contributing to our provincial economy,” said Peter Bethlenfalvy, provincial finance minister.

“Host communities once again benefit from local employment and financial revenues that support vital services through municipal contribution agreements. “

OLG makes payments to host municipalities using a prescribed formula applied to all sites in Ontario based on a graduated scale of gaming revenue at the hosted site.

As part of the province’s reopening, with stringent public health and workplace safety measures in place, gaming venues, including in Windsor, were able to resume operations from July 16.

To date, host municipalities in Ontario have received over $ 1.76 billion in non-tax gaming revenues.

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