The Société d’exploitation des loteries et courses du Québec—today known as Loto Québec—was founded in 1969. It was the first lottery corporation in Canada and the third of its kind in North America. The gaming industry has changed considerably over the more than four decades since it opened.
A gaming industry leader, Loto-Québec relies on its extensive research and development expertise, the commitment of its employees and retailers, the efficiency of its distribution network, the stringency of its security standards and the excellence of its computer network.
Loto-Québec is responsible for the sale and marketing of traditional, instant and terminal-based lotteries, as well as sports pools. It manages a network of some 8,700 retailers with lottery terminals, spread throughout the province.
The Société des casinos du Québec (SCQ), responsible for operating and developing Québec’s casinos, aims to ensure that its establishments provide the best customer service while offering innovative and diverse games. Some 6,000 employees strive daily to give patrons the ultimate "all play" experience. The corporation is also a primary promoter of tourism in four regions of Québec, thanks to its casinos located in Montréal, Charlevoix, Lac‑Leamy and Mont-Tremblant.
What is more, the SCQ, via Casino Mundial (created in 2002), brings Québec's know-how in designing, implementing and operating casinos and related businesses to the rest of the world with the aim of generating economic benefits for Québec.
In 2005, Casino Mundial became a shareholder (35%) of JOAGROUPE (in French only), the third largest association of French casinos.
The Société des loteries vidéo du Québec (SLVQ) responsibly markets and manages a network of video lottery terminals (VLTs) operated by establishments with a bar, pub or tavern licence that obtained a video lottery terminal operator’s licence from the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux. As of April 1, 2008, the SLVQ also manages the Salon de jeux de Trois-Rivières and the Salon de jeux de Québec gaming halls.
The VLT network consists of approximately 12,000 play positions in nearly 2,000 establishments, including the Trois-Rivières and Québec City gaming halls. The SLVQ continues to ensure the network’s efficient management so that the game offerings remain geographically diversified and of sufficient number to prevent the proliferation of illegal units.
SBQ's objective is to breathe new life into Québec's bingo industry in order to generate revenue for non-profit organizations that have chosen bingo as a source of funding.
Ingenio is dedicated to the research and development of next-generation games of skill and chance (multimedia lotteries and related products, bingo games, casino and lottery terminals, etc.) in order to advance the products and the way they are marketed, as well as meet the needs of tomorrow's consumers.
Both an idea generator and game developer, Ingenio carries out a variety of innovative product development projects in collaboration with all of Loto-Québec's partners as well as internationally, with partners from every gaming sector.
Casiloc is responsible for all construction projects and supply and equipment acquisitions as well as choosing the location of the casino sites. It is also in charge of procuring fixed assets for the lottery, video lottery and bingo sectors.
On January 31, 2007, Lotim became the sole proprietor of the building located at 500 Sherbrooke Street West in Montréal, which serves as our 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.