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    Sandler, Spade and Schneider bring the funny to Niagara Falls tweets

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    From the Buffalo News:

    What happens when three legendary “Saturday Night Live” alums descend on Niagara Falls?

    Funny tweets, of course.

    Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, David Spade – along with comedian and Nick Swardson – stopped in Niagara Falls, Ont., Saturday night as part of their “Netflix Presents: Here Comes the Funny” tour.

    They performed at the Niagara Fallsview Casino and didn’t waste time during their short visit to the area.

    Proposed Woodbine gaming expansion could impact Niagara Falls, Ont. operations

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    From Buffalo Business First:

    A vote by the Toronto City Council to support a massive gambling expansion at the Woodbine Racetrack could have a chilling economic impact on a pair of casinos in Niagara Falls, Ont. and effectively wipe out any hope of slots returning to Fort Erie Racetrack.

    The council vote is one of the final steps needed before Woodbine’s mega gambling expansion can begin. Formal approval by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. is still needed and, insiders, expect that to be mere formality. The OLGC board vote could happen later this summer.

    If approved, Woodbine would see an 85 percent increase in slot machines, going from 2,700 to 5,000 and also add 300 table games. Combined those are more than are currently in Niagara Fallsview Casino and its cousin, Casino Niagara.

    Both Niagara Fallsview Casino and Casino Niagara are considered central to the Niagara regional tourism and hospitality industry.
    Given Woodbine’s location in the Toronto metropolitan area, it would give residents and visitors from that city less reason to travel south down the Queen Elizabeth Way to Niagara Falls.

    Fallsview Casino installs huge, high-definition LED billboard

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    From the Buffalo News:

    A high-definition LED sign 13 stories tall now drapes off the side of Niagara Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Ont.

    The three-sided digital billboard is purported to be the largest of its kind in Canada.

    The new sign, which went into operation in mid-May, is roughly as tall as the static “Casino” sign that hung on the building since it opened 11 years ago, said Greg Medulun, director of communications for Fallsview.

    Bieber and Co. leave Falls casino after pal denied entry

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    From the Toronto Sun:

    Pop star Justin Bieber and his entourage hit the Niagara Fallsview Casino on Saturday night, but it appears they didn’t get very far.

    Fallsview Casino spokesman Greg Medulun said Bieber and “a number of others in his company” arrived at the casino around midnight by limo.

    When one of the people in his posse couldn’t provide ID, he was denied entry onto the gaming floor.

    I’m not sure if you saw it or not, but the Clifton Hill blog used that as an opportunity to talk about some of the figures they have at Movieland Wax Museum of Stars (including Bieber):

    Fans that missed the opportunity to see Justin Bieber in Niagara Falls can at least get their photos taken with him and many other film, tv and music stars hot in the news currently such as Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and another recent hot topic, Jennifer Lawrence.

    Ontario casinos offering buyouts to 92

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    This is kind of old news, but WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo reported on some changes at Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino:

    Casinos in Niagara Falls, Ontario have offered buyouts to all 92 slot attendants. That includes workers at both Casino Niagara and Niagara Fallsview Casino.

    Workers have until Tuesday, Feb. 5 to decide whether they will take the buyout.

    Casino Niagara to remain open

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Niagara Falls will be home to two casinos for the foreseeable future.

    That’s according to Niagara Falls MPP Kim Craitor, who said the 16-year-old gaming facilty — the city’s first — will remain open.

    And not only will the casino remain in operation, Craitor said the government and the Falls Management Company, which operates both Casino Niagara and the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, are looking at ways to increase business at the former.

    “We have some very talented people — some of them are here today — in Niagara Falls,” Craitor said. “Give me ideas and how we can better market it.”

    Cirque becoming a tradition

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    This article was on the Review web site a few days ago and then was pulled. It’s live again today…

    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    For years, you could count on the Shrine Circus coming to the Niagara Falls Memorial Arena every summer.

    But with the arena closing this summer, there’s a new circus in town. It doesn’t need bears or elephants to thrill a crowd.

    Returning to the Niagara Fallsview Casino for the third straight year, Le Grand Cirque is becoming an annual dose of thrills and chills, minus any animals. Call it the changing of the guard, says creative producer Simon Painter.

    “It’s a very slick production, seamless,” he says. “To have animals in shows nowadays, especially exotic animals, is totally incorrect. I think (our show) is the way the industry’s going.”

    Instead of lions, you’ll get contortionists. Instead of bears, you’ll get airborne acrobats. And instead of elephants, you’ll get the show’s signature Wheel of Death — a massive contraption that never fails to leave the crowd dazzled and just a bit frazzled.

    Composed of 40 performers gathered from Canada, Russia, Brazil, Mongolia, Europe and China, the show aims to fit as much spectacle into the 1,500- seat Avalon Ballroom as possible.

    Labour Board holding casino union drive ballot boxes

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The Canadian Auto Workers union is hoping the fifth time’s the charm.

    Management with the two Niagara Falls casinos hope this latest disruption is over.

    Both sides have done this dance before, and now comes the waiting game after thousands of employees cast ballots this week in the CAW’s latest drive to unionize the biggest workforce in the city.

    According to casino spokesman Greg Medulun, about 93% of 2,900 eligible voters cast a ballot.

    Polls at Casino Niagara and Niagara Fallsview Casino closed at 1 a.m. Saturday.

    N.F., Ont. adds Margaritaville chain

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    As Chuck mentioned

    From Buffalo Business First:

    Margaritaville Canada Ltd. has signed a lease with the owners of the Skylon Tower to open the 14,000-square-foot, two-story restaurant on Fallsview Avenue, across from the Niagara Fallsview Casino and Resort.

    Margaritaville is scheduled to open by late spring or early summer, said George Davidson, Margaritaville Canada president and chief executive officer.

    The restaurant is moving into the site of the former Wolfgang Puck’s Cafe, which closed last summer.

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