KINGSTON, ON, April 16 /CNW/ - The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the City of Kingston, as it unveils its sponsorship of the city's K-ROCK Centre. The K-ROCK Centre, when in theatre mode for live entertainment events during the 2010 spring and summer season, will officially be called the OLG Casino Thousand Islands Theatre at the K-Rock Centre.
"OLG Casino Thousand Islands is pleased to partner with the City of Kingston where many of its customers and employees live," said Craig Betts, General Manager of OLG Casino Thousand Islands. "This opportunity to sponsor live, community events was an excellent fit for OLG."
The OLG Casino Thousand Islands Theatre at the K-Rock Centre will have live entertainment acts such as The Barenaked Ladies, George Thorogood, Jesus Christ Superstar and other performances between May and October 2010.
OLG Casino Thousand Islands continues to make a tremendous economic impact on the entire greater Kingston area including the Town of Gananoque and Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands. As of April 20, 2010, OLG will have provided over $26.8 million in non-tax revenue from their share of the slots revenue, shared equally by both the Town and Township.
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation 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 $28 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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