One Londoner Now CA$9.1M Richer Says OLG
Residents of London, Ontario had better drop what they’re doing and make good on checking their Lotto 6/49 numbers against those generated by the Saturday 20th draw. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has announce...Read More
OLG Excited About Meeting New Millionaire
Canada’s Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is not only one of the world’s top recognised Lottery operators, but its also an institution that takes great pride in and derives a lot of joy from making possible life-changing...Read More
Selling Charity Lottery Tickets Online in Canada
Canadian charities are benefitting from a new law that now allows them to sell their lottery tickets online. Canadian charity lotteries account for a significant portion of charitable revenues in Canada, but the charities, until n...Read More
One Day, Two Winners in the OLG Lotto 6/49 Jackpot
Things are always exciting at the OLG headquarters when a big payout is scheduled, but recently, the excitement was multiplied x2 when two lucky winners each picked up$60million after winning Lotto $60 million jackpots. John Henry and Joa...Read More
Why are there Rules Against Lottery Retailers or Family Members Buying Tickets?
Update: scroll down to see the OLG’s clarifications regarding “insider win definitions” for purposes of OLG ticket purchase and more information on ticket safety. A recent article in the Washin...Read More
Quebec's Proposed Anti-Freemarket Casino Sites Legislation
In an effort to direct online gamers to the Loto Quebec site, the Quebec government introduced legislation last March. If passed the new law would obligate Internet service providers to block access to unlicensed online gambling sites. Es...Read More
About Lottery Winners
You may have heard the stories. Lottery winners become depressed and don’t know how to manage their money. They have so many people hounding them for gifts that they lose their friends and ruin family relationships. Lottery winners ...Read More
Rideau Carleton/Ottawa Raceway Lock-Out
Lock-OutWorkers at the Rideau-Carleton/Ottawa Raceway have been locked out of the gaming venue since December 15th 2015. The workers are complaining that they haven’t had a raise since 2009. Additionally, they want to mak...Read More
How Long Would it Take to Count to 100,000,000?
Wow! At the risk of hyperbole: Wow again!
Dull SusanSometimes people have the impression that just because I write this blog here at gamingpost.ca that all I ever think about is charitable bingo. Not so. I have many interests...Read More
How to Protect Yourself in a Lottery Pool
Lottery pools are becoming increasingly popular in Canada, but there are some unchartered areas of lottery pool activity that the Lottery Corporations and the courts have just begun to explore.
Lottery PoolsThe idea of...Read More
Electronic Games to the Rescue
Last time I said that I would write about the Charitable Bingo and Gaming Revitalization Initiative. There is a veritable alphabet soup of organizations that are involved in the Initiative, be it directly or indirectly. I apologize for th...Read More
Lottery News Round-Up in Canada
The lottery in Canada has been very active lastly with big winners collecting their prizes around the country.
EdmontonBradley Ogurian of Sherwood Park, just outside of Edmonton, is used to choosing his own numbers whe...Read More
Durham Live in Pickering Ontario Goes Up Against Ajax Casino
There’s a big fight brewing between gambling proponants in Ajax and Pickering Ontario, where both towns are vying to claim the title as the area’s gambling centre. In January 2015 the Pickering city council v...Read More
Canadian Government Investigates Revenues from Online Sports Betting
Canadians are avid sports betters, laying hundreds of millions of dollars on their favourite athletes and teams every year. When the sports betting site is within Canadian jurisdiction, the provincial governments gain a percentage of the ...Read More
Can you Find a Code for Lottery Products?
If you play the lottery, you might have wondered — are the results really as random as the experts tell us? There’s no definitive answer, but a recent case draws questions.
PatternIn 2011 Mohan Srivastava clai...Read More
How to Play the Canadian Lotto 6/49
There are multiple lottery options for Canadian players which are administered by the provincial lottery corporations and overseen by each province’s Ministry of Finance. Two of those lotteries are national lotteries, the Lotto 6/49...Read More
Canadian Rules for Winnings, Taxes and Lottery Support for American Players
The Canadian lottery is one of the most extensive and profitable lotteries in the world. All of the Canadian provinces are involved in lottery activities and lottery players enjoy a wide range of options, ranging from the interprovincial ...Read More
Who Plays the Lottery and why?
You may think that your decision to purchase a lottery ticket is based on habit or whim but sociologists think differently. In a 2011 paper, published in the Journal of Gambling Studies, researchers show that there are ma...Read More
New Liberal Government in Canada. What does it Mean to the Gaming Industry?
Last week the Liberal party achieved a significant upset victory in Canada, rising to the position as Canada’s majority party. Big changes are in store for Canada and, as part of the process, I wondered about how the new Liberal par...Read More
How to Become a Lottery Retailer in Ontario
Many grocery stores, gas stations, card rooms, convenience stores, bowling alleys, shopping mall kiosks, drug stores, bars and other retailers add lottery products to their itinerary of available products. There are many benefits to ...Read More
$60 Million -- Largest Single Canada Lottery Win
The biggest single jackpot in Canadian history was won by a lottery pool at Canadian Black Book in Ontario. The $60 million prize will be shared by 12 pool participants who were so excited after hearing that they had won the lottery that ...Read More
The Ontario Lottery is the largest of Canada’s provincial lotteries,awardingmore than $1.9 billion* in lottery prizes to players during the fiscal 2013-2014 year. The lotter...Read More
Where Does Your Lottery Money Go?
Everyone dreams of winning the lottery. The prizes get bigger and better and your chances are as good as they’ve ever been. But let’s be honestâ€¦.most people don’t win the lottery, and the lottery orga...Read More
Casino Expansion in Toronto
Does Toronto Need a Casino? Does Toronto WANT a Casino?Last month the city council of Toronto demonstrated that, while the city is as divided as ever over the question of whether to bring a casino into its city center, it sees ...Read More
What's New at OLG?
The new Ontario Lottery and Gaming website has launched and options for playing online in Ontario are more extensive than ever. An overview of what’s new at the OLG:
1.What is the OLG?The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp...Read More
New Canadian Lottery Winners!
It’s always exciting to read about the new winners in the Canadian lottery. There are so many different types of lottery options that it’s a morale booster to learn about the way that people’s lives are changed by even a...Read More
Insider wins jump at Atlantic Lottery for big prizes
The Atlantic Lottery is under pressure to explain a recent jump in insider wins. The Atlantic Lottery offers lottery games on behalf of the governments of Canada’s four Atlantic provinces — Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoun...Read More
Possible Woodbine Track Expansion in Toronto
The Toronto City Council is poised to reconsider the expansion of Woodbine Track, located in northwest Toronto, to bring jobs and investment to the area.
Woodbine Track ExpansionFollowing the Toronto City Council’s refus...Read More
Revitalized Charitable Gaming will Provide Millions for Hundreds of Organizations
I love to play bingo online as do so many thousands of other people. I also love playing bingo in a bingo centre, with the sounds of bingo numbers being called out by a real person and the moans, groans, and happy shout-outs by real flesh...Read More