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    Niagara Falls receives nearly $8 million from OLG in first quarter

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The city is set to surpass the $100-million mark in revenues derived from hosting two OLG casinos.

    Niagara Falls received a first-quarter payment of $7.8 million from the OLG as a part of its hosting agreement for Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino Resort. The payment brings the total non-tax gaming revenue paid to the city to $98.9 million since Casino Niagara first opened its doors in 1996.

    “OLG gaming revenue provide essential funding to host communities, which offers greater ability to invest in infrastructure projects as well as important local programs and services that benefit families,” said Charles Sousa, Ontario’s minister of finance. “These funds directly benefit Ontario’s critical public services such as health care and education, and local development.”

    Casino operator controversy in Niagara

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    From the St Thomas Times Journal:

    Niagara’s mayor and regional chairman have asked the province to scrap plans to select new operators for the region’s two casinos.

    In a letter to Finance Minister Charles Sousa, Mayor Jim Diodati and Niagara Regional Chairman Alan Caslin asked the government to terminate an ongoing request for pre-qualification and request for proposal process for a new service provider for Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino. Read More…

    OLG makes Q3 payments for hosting casinos

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has issued its third-quarter non-tax gaming revenue payment of $5.6 million to the City of Niagara Falls.

    The payment, from October to December, was issued to the municipality for hosting Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino.

    Ontario’s Minister of Finance Charles Sousa said OLG gaming site revenue provided to host municipalities “helps communities invest in local priorities such as infrastructure, programs and services that benefit Ontario families.”

    Since December 1996, Niagara Falls has received more than $85.5 million in non-tax gaming revenue.

    City to ‘keep the heat’ on province for gaming help: Diodati

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The City will continue to push the provincial government for Niagara Falls to be a part of the government’s gaming modernization strategy, Mayor Jim Diodati says.

    “We want to keep the heat on,” Diodati said.

    That was one of the things discussed with provincial officials at the recent Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference in Ottawa, Diodati said.

    “We had talks with the Minister of Finance (Charles Sousa) and Minister of Infrastructure (Glen Murray). The big thing was trying to get a decision of the modernization of gaming.”

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