Flam­boro Downs slot rev­enue puts $1.5 mil­lion into city cof­fers

The Hamilton Spectator - - BUSINESS -

Hamil­ton has re­ceived a first quar­ter pay­ment of $1,553,479 from the On­tario Lot­tery and Gam­ing Cor­po­ra­tion for host­ing OLG Slots at Flam­boro Downs.

Since Oc­to­ber 2000, Hamil­ton has re­ceived more than $71.8 mil­lion in non-tax gam­ing rev­enue.

In fis­cal 2016-2017, the prov­ince has al­lo­cated $115 mil­lion in gam­ing rev­enue to sup­port char­i­ties through the On­tario Tril­lium Foun­da­tion. Ev­ery year, the On­tario govern­ment al­lo­cates fund­ing to the prov­ince’s prob­lem gam­bling pro­gram for re­search, treat­ment and pre­ven­tion. The amount for fis­cal 2016-2017 is $38 mil­lion.

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