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.