TORONTO, July 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Four additional Ontario Lottery and Gaming
Corporation (OLG) gaming facilities have earned RG Check
accreditation—the most rigorous Responsible Gambling (RG) accreditation
program in the world.
The latest sites to be recognized are:
OLG Casino Sault Ste. Marie;
OLG Casino Thunder Bay;
OLG Slots at Ajax Downs; and
OLG Slots at Sudbury Downs.
These four sites join OLG Casino Brantford, OLG Slots at Mohawk
Racetrack and OLG Slots at Woodstock Raceway and one gaming resort
facility—Caesars Windsor—which all earned the RG Check accreditation in
2012. Caesars Windsor was the first casino resort property in the world
to achieve this accreditation.
"At OLG, Responsible Gambling is a central focus of our business," said
Rod Phillips, President and CEO, OLG. "Achieving the RG Check is an
important acknowledgement of our employees' efforts to help inform
players and their ability to handle a range of customer needs."
"The Responsible Gambling Council researched gambling safeguards around
the world to ensure that these standards were the most comprehensive
and rigorous anywhere," said RGC CEO, Jon Kelly. "The RG Index was
developed and refined over many years and is the most stringent
OLG's RG program is of critical importance to modernization. All future
qualified service providers will be required to adhere to rigorous
external standards like the RG Check as well as the regulations of the
Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.
"We know that when it comes to Responsible Gambling, we can always do
more," said Phillips. "We will continue to work on improving our
program and to achieving RG Check accreditation at each of our sites."
Administered by the Responsible Gambling Council (RGC), the RG Check
accreditation program is based on an RG Index comprised of a set of RGC
standards. Informed by international best practices, this Index
evaluates eight core standards: corporate policies, self-exclusion,
advertising and promotion, informed decision making, assisting patrons
who may have problems with gambling, access to money, venue and game
features, and employee training. OLG now has eight sites that have
earned the highly-recognized accreditation.
OLG is a provincial agency responsible for province-wide lottery games
and gaming facilities. Since 1975, OLG lotteries, Casinos, Slots, and
Resort Casinos have generated more than $36 billion for the benefit of
the Province of Ontario. Proceeds from OLG's operations help support
Ontario's hospitals, amateur sport through the QUEST FOR GOLD program,
recreational and cultural activities, communities, provincial priority
programs such as health care and education, and local and provincial
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