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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.”

    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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