The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Act, 1999 requires that net revenue from OLG operations be paid to the Government of Ontario Consolidated Revenue Fund. This includes government policy that directs 2% of forecasted OLG slot machine gross revenue (excluding OLG Slots at Great Blue Heron Charity Casino) to problem gambling funding. In fiscal 2015-16 the following economic activity was generated:
· $2.3 billion Net Profit to the Province including Operation of hospitals and other provincial priorities, distributions to local and provincial charities through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, research, prevention and mitigation of problem gambling, and support for amateur athletes through the Quest for Gold program.
· $1.65 billion Support for Local Economies including payroll for more than 16,000 direct and indirect employees, commissions paid to lottery retailers, payments to municipalities that host OLG gaming facilities, including Resort Casinos and Charitable Gaming Centres, support for Ontario First Nations for use in community development, health, education, economic development and cultural development
· $48.4 million Corporate Responsibility including responsible gambling customer education, policy and program development, staff training and Responsible Gaming Resource Centre costs; Charitable Gaming proceeds distributed to participating local charities and sponsorship of community festivals and events, including the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games