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Table 1 Gambling revenues and profits

  Gambling revenue1 Gambling profit2 Share of total revenue3 Revenue per capita (18 and over)4
1992 2008 1992 2009 1992 2007 1992 2008
$ millions (current) % $
Canada 2,734 13,665 1,680 6,747 1.9 4.7 130 520
Newfoundland and Labrador 80 198 42 103 2.3 2.9 190 480
Prince Edward Island 20 43 7 16 2.7 3.2 210 385
Nova Scotia 125 317 72 144 2.8 3.9 180 420
New Brunswick 117 219 49 137 2.7 3.1 210 365
Quebec 693 2,744 472 1,419 1.8 3.6 130 440
Ontario 853 4,733 529 1,716 1.9 4.8 105 465
Manitoba 153 639 105 305 2.5 5.3 185 690
Saskatchewan 62 643 39 343 1.1 5.8 85 830
Alberta 225 2,205 125 1,479 1.6 6.2 120 790
British Columbia 403 1,915 239 1,078 2.2 5.6 155 540
Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut 5 9 1 7 0.3 0.3 80 115
1. Total revenue from wagers on all government-controlled gambling, such as lotteries, casinos and video lottery terminals (VLTs), minus prizes and winnings. Revisions to provincial estimates will occur in November 2010.
2. Net income of provincal governments from total gambling revenue, less operating and other expenses (see Data sources and definitions).
3. The 2007 share of total revenue calculation is based on 2007 gambling revenue and 2007 total provincial revenue. The 2008 provincial revenue will be available in November 2010.
4. Persons 18 and over were selected as this is the legal age of gambling in most provinces.
Sources: Statistics Canada, National Accounts, Public Institutions (Financial management statistics) and post-censal population estimates.