Loto-Québec was introduced in 1969 to regulate gambling and keep it out of the hands of illegal gambling operators and organized crime.
As a result, we’ve been providing the people of Québec with experiences that entertain and inspire them to dream big for over 50 years.
And because Quebecers’ individual and collective well-being is at the heart of all that we do, we work to ensure that our business is conducted in a socially responsible manner and that we have a positive impact on communities across Québec.
100% of profits go back to Québec—so when the people of Québec play, we all win!
To responsibly and efficiently manage games of chance in a controlled and measured fashion in the interest of all Quebecers.
Jouer ensemble pour faire gagner le Québec. (Play together so that Québec wins.)
- Provide a positive customer experience across all distribution channels
- Offer gaming and entertainment options that meet customers’ expectations
- Actively contribute to the community—socially, economically and environmentally
- Increase our agility and improve our processes
Business sectors and Subsidiaries
The Lotteries team is responsible for the sale and marketing of instant and terminal-based lotteries. It manages a network of more than 8,400 retailers with lottery terminals, spread throughout the province.
Casiloc is responsible for all construction projects and supply and equipment acquisitions as well as choosing the location of the casino sites.
Lotim is the sole proprietor of the building located at 500 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest in Montréal, which serves as Loto-Québec’s head office.
Technologies Nter's mission is to develop or acquire, then integrate and operate the computer systems used to support Loto-Québec's business objectives.
Loto-Québec is a member of two large industry associations in the games of chance industry:
- World Lottery Association (WLA), that brings together 150 lottery corporations from 80 countries. A member of our executive team sits on the WLA’s Board of Directors. Since 2009, we hold the highest international responsible gaming certification awarded by the WLA.
- North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries, which is made up of 51 state-owned lottery corporations across North America.
Over time, we have developed significant expertise in casino security and management matters, a fact that draws the interest of many foreign partners. Our internationally recognized knowledge enables us to hold a seat on the executive committee of the International Association for Casino Surveillance.
Did you know? We were the world's first lottery corporation in the world to:
- Operate a terminal-based sales network
- Market a lottery linked with a televised game
- Launch a lottery with a CD-ROM
- Introduce an interactive terminal on the prevention of problem gambling in its casinos