Officials with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation have said that its online gaming site, playolg.ca, should not have any impact on the bottom line of physical casino gaming locations in the province.
An article by the Gananoque Reporter has cited OLG spokesman Tony Bitonti as saying that the gaming corporation has studied other jurisdictions in Canada and Europe that have delved into online gaming and have seen no impact on brick-and-mortar gaming locations.
The report has quoted Bitonti as saying that, “In each case, the move into internet gambling has not resulted in a material loss or business at casinos.”
The article states that the OLG is hoping the playolg.ca will earn $375 million for the province over the next five years.
(With files from the Gananoque Reporter)