OLG Raises $100M Through Charitable Gaming Centres

Boardwalk Gaming in Barrie Was First Location in 2005

There’s more to OLG than multi-million dollar lotteries and scratch tickets. There’s also the Ontario Charitable Gaming Association – a charitable bingo and gaming arm that celebrated a milestone this morning at Boardwalk Gaming in downtown Barrie – the first of these gaming centres. Executive Director Lynn Cassidy announced that more than $100-million have been raised for charities during the 10 years the program has been in existence. Among the local charities that will benefit are Big Brothers and Sisters, the Centre For Grieving Parents, community living services for people in need and many youth sports groups. Barrie was the first of six locations in the province in 2005 to test electronic versions of paper-based bingo games. Now, says Cassidy, there are 31 centres.