TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario Lottery and Gaming
Corporation's (OLG) Responsible Gambling (RG) program continues to
receive global recognition. Three additional sites have earned RG Check
accreditation, which means a total of 16 OLG gaming sites and one
gaming resort facility have now been recognized by the most rigorous RG
accreditation program in the world.
The three latest sites to earn RG Check accreditation are:
OLG Slots at Clinton Raceway
OLG Slots at Flamboro Downs and
OLG Slots at Grand River Raceway
These sites join OLG's thirteen other RG Check accredited facilities:
OLG Casino Brantford
OLG Casino Point Edward
OLG Casino Sault Ste. Marie
OLG Casino Thousand Islands
OLG Casino Thunder Bay
OLG Slots at Ajax Downs
OLG Slots at Dresden Raceway
OLG Slots at Georgian Downs
OLG Slots at Kawartha Downs
OLG Slots at Mohawk Racetrack
OLG Slots at Sudbury Downs
OLG Slots at Western Fair District
OLG Slots at Woodstock Raceway
In addition, Caesars Windsor was the first casino resort property in the
world to achieve this accreditation.
"Earning RG Check accreditation is an important acknowledgement of our
employees and their ability to inform players and address a wide range
of customer needs," said Tom Marinelli, Acting President and CEO, OLG.
"We will continue to work towards our goal of 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 comprising 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.
"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
As OLG continues with modernization, it will be focused on maintaining a
gold standard in its RG programs. In the future, private sector service
providers will take over the day-to-day operations of lottery and
gaming in Ontario. They 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.
"At OLG, Responsible Gambling is a central focus of our business," said
Marinelli. "We will continue to pursue the highest standard when it
comes to our RG programming."
OLG is an Operational Enterprise responsible for province-wide lottery
games and gaming facilities. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $38
billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. OLG's annual
payments to the Province have helped support health care; education,
research, prevention and treatment of problem gambling; amateur sport
through the Quest for Gold program; and local and provincial charities.
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