The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has issued gaming revenue payments totalling more than CAD$32m ($31m) to 22 municipalities that host its facilities.

The OLG is responsible for 24 gaming sites and sales of lottery products at around 10,000 retail locations across the province. The payments relate to the non-tax gaming revenues generated between April and June. To date, the host municipalities have received over $938m in gaming revenues.

“Host communities are able to invest in important local programmes and infrastructure with revenue from OLG gaming sites,” said Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance. “The modernisation of Ontario’s lottery and gaming business will stimulate economic development, create new jobs and continue to support public priorities like health care.”

This modernisation is expected to increase revenue for the province, while also creating thousands of new jobs. The initiative is designed to improve how lottery and gaming is delivered in Ontario.