Township continues to benefit from slots cash

The community here has re­ceive another quarterly pay­ment for hosting the slots at the Grand River Raceway.

The township recently re­ceived a cheque for $558,243. That was for the first quarter in the Ontario Lottery Gaming at the raceway.

To date, the township has received more than $10.1-million since the facility open­ed in December of 2003. As well, the facility has had more than 3,400,000 visitors since it opened. Centre Wellington council has used the cash to leverage grants for infra­struc­ture.

In total, OLG issued more than $18.7-million to 23 com­mu­nities hosting the slots at racetrack facilities across the province. Each facility receiv­ed five per cent of the gross revenue generated at its facility. Tracks and horse organizations receive 20% of the gross revenue from the slots.

OLG’s profits from gaming are given to the Ontario Tril­lium Foundation, which uses the funds to provide cash grants for various organizations such as service clubs and arts groups.