City of Hamilton receives $1.34M from Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation for Q3
Published January 19, 2022 at 11:30 am
The City of Hamilton received a third-quarter non-tax gaming revenue payment of $1,344,973 from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) for hosting Elements Casino Flamboro.
OLG makes payments to host communities under the Municipality Contribution Agreements, using a prescribed formula consistently applied across all sites in Ontario — based on a graduated scale of gaming revenue at the hosted site or sites.
“We are happy that host gaming municipalities received payments this past quarter through Municipality Contribution Agreements,” said Donna Skelly, Member of Provincial Parliament for Flamborough-Glanbrook. “Once public safety restrictions are lifted again, land-based casinos will continue to play a vital role in the economic recovery of our communities.”
Since 2000, Hamilton has received more than $94 million in non-tax gaming revenue.
As a result of provincial health measures, gaming sites were temporarily closed to the public on Jan. 5. This closure is expected to remain in effect until at least Jan. 26.