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A. Background

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is a provincial agency which operates and manages province-wide lotteries, casinos and slot facilities including at horse racing tracks, charitable gaming operations and regulated online gambling in Ontario. The legislative authority of OLG is set out in the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Act, 1999.

Classified as an Operational Enterprise Agency, OLG has a single shareholder—the Government of Ontario—and reports through its Board of Directors to the Minister of Finance. Members of the Board and its chair, who are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, do not serve full-time and none are members of management. The Board’s mandate is to set policy for OLG and to counsel the Chief Executive Officer and senior executives who oversee OLG's business operations.

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) was established under the Alcohol and Gaming Regulation and Public Protection Act (1996) and reports to the Ministry of the Attorney General. The AGCO is responsible for regulating gaming in Ontario pursuant to the Gaming Control Act, 1992 and for regulating horse racing in Ontario pursuant to the Horse Racing Licence Act, 2015.

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