OLG SLOTS AT HANOVER RACEWAY THANKS THE CITY OF HANOVER FOR 10 GREAT YEARS

TORONTO, Feb. 23 /CNW/ - OLG Slots at Hanover Raceway is celebrating a decade of great gaming, strong community partnership and local economic benefits today. Community representatives and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) executives marked the tenth anniversary with a special cake-cutting ceremony. Attendance included OLG's Senior Vice President of Gaming, Larry Flynn, Regional Gaming Director John Hayes, site General Manager Andre Gonsalves, Mayor for the Town of Hanover Kathi Maskell and other local councillors . 

"Since the opening of OLG Slots at Hanover Raceway ten years ago, OLG has enjoyed a strong community partnership with Hanover, the regions of Grey and Bruce and its residents," said Larry Flynn, Senior Vice President, Gaming. "We're proud that through this partnership, the Town of Hanover has been able to support important local programs and initiatives, and we look forward to many more successful years in Hanover providing great entertainment."

As the host community for OLG Slots at Hanover Raceway, the Town of Hanover has received more than $7.4 million in non-tax gaming revenue since the facility opened. Mayor Kathi Maskell states, "I would like to extend sincere congratulations to the OLG Slots at Hanover Raceway. Hanover Council remains very pleased with the solid partnership between the Town and OLG, that has provided numerous community benefits throughout the region. The dozens of employment positions, entertainment opportunities and support of community based projects are very much welcomed and appreciated in the Grey and Bruce regions. The Town of Hanover anticipates many more successful years of continued partnership and collaboration as an OLG Slots host municipality."

OLG Slots at Hanover Raceway is owned, operated and managed by OLG and has created almost 100 jobs since opening.  The facility offers approximately 131 slot machines and has attracted more than 2.8 million visitors since opening ten years ago.

OLG has also been a proud community sponsor of events such as the Hanover Bentinck and Brant Agricultural Fair, Relay for Life in Hanover, and the Business Achievement Awards.

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 $32 billion for the benefit of the Province of Ontario. Gaming proceeds support Ontario's hospitals, amateur sport, recreational and cultural activities, communities, provincial priority programs such as health care and education, and local and provincial charities and non-profit organizations through the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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