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    Is Hilton property site of 5,000-seat theatre?

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Despite construction starting on one of the rumoured sites for the new 5,000-seat theatre in Niagara Falls, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. still hasn’t officially announced where it will be.

    Work has begun in the area behind the Hilton Fallsview Hotel off Stanley Avenue. The fenced-off section is within walking distance of Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, and satisfies one of the city’s requests that the venue be highly visible to the public.

    Hilton general manager Paul Ford did not respond to the Niagara Falls Review’s interview request about the nature of the construction.

    Asked about the location, OLG spokesman Tony Bitonti said construction on the site “is a Hilton-driven initiative on their parking structure.”

    OLG to include Falls casinos in modernization

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    A new service provider could operate the two casinos in Niagara Falls in 2019.

    Ontario Lottery and Gaming has notified Falls Management Group, which operates Fallsview Casino and Casino Niagara on OLG’s behalf, it will not be extending its contract beyond its original term, which ends June 10, 2019.

    Instead, OLG expects to issue a request for pre qualification this summer as part of a process to enter a new operating agreement under a new modernization plan.

    OLG spokesman Tony Bitonti said Falls Management Group is free to take part in the bidding process.

    Falls casino revenues see signs of recovery

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Niagara remained Ontario’s most popular spot for gambling in 2009 despite drops in revenue, the number of gamblers and employees at Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara, according to Ontario Lottery and Gaming figures for the last three months of the year.

    “We continue to generate substantial revenue for the province,” said OLG spokesman Tony Bitonti. “There was a decrease in the resort casinos by about 4.5%, quarter over quarter.”

    As 2009 drew to a close and signs of an economic recovery appeared, OLG reported $333.4 million in the September-to- December period, compared to $349.1 million in the same three-month period in 2008.

    Niagara’s two casinos reported gaming revenue of $153.0 million in OLG’s third fiscal quarter.

    That was down about $700,000 — or nearly .5% — from the same time in 2008.

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