At NSPLCC, we don’t take our job of managing the gaming business lightly. We do it in a way that balances social responsibility and economic sustainability.
We know we’re funding what matters to Nova Scotians with 100% of gaming profits supporting important programs and services. In 2016-17, $144.6 million was paid to the Province to fund healthcare, roads, schools, cultural sector and sports.
And that’s not all.
ticket lottery retailers
video lottery retailers
in wages & benefits earned
employees directly employed in Nova Scotia’s gaming industry
Awarded winning jackpots to Nova Scotians. In fact, NSPLCC’s operator, the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, awarded six lucky Nova Scotian families with prizes over $1 million in 2016-17.
Revitalized the Sydney casino in June 2016 with a $1 million investment by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC). This resulted in higher visitation for the casino with a refreshed gaming floor and renovated restaurant as well as an expansion of the Ceilidh Room that has enhanced entertainment options.
Our 2016-17 results show that 84% of Nova Scotians support our commitment to responsible gambling up from 80% the previous fiscal year. We believe that if we do our very best in setting this bar high, we will continue to earn the trust of the people to whom we are accountable.
Replaced terminals with new offerings through a phased rollout plan. An additional 141 VLTs have been retired through attrition since 2011.
Provided $6.6 million in funding for the prevention, education, and treatment of problem gambling. We believe that just one person who has a problem gambling is one too many. Learn more at yourbestbet.ca.
Reported 173 incidents related to Section 24(1)(e) of the Gaming Control Act, down from 209 the year prior. That’s a decrease of 20%.
Delivered 11 responsible gambling programs, including Responsible Gambling Training for staff working in the industry.
Benefits over 125,000 Nova Scotians each year.
Nearly $35 million to amateur athletes, coaches, officials and sport organizations since the inception of Support4Sport.
360 aspiring and established artists and organizations
$8+ million since 2013
Hosted 14 Monte Carlo nights
Helped raise more than $116,000 for good causes in 2016-17, including Mulgrave Volunteer Fire Department, Pictou County Special Olympics, and the Sydney YMCA.