TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2011 /CNW/ - OLG Slots at Georgian Downs is
celebrating a decade of great gaming, strong community partnership and
local economic benefits today. Community VIPs and key Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) executives marked the tenth anniversary with a special cake-cutting
ceremony. In attendance was OLG Senior Vice President of Gaming, Larry
Flynn, OLG Regional Gaming Director, John Hayes, OLG Slots at Georgian
Downs General Manager, Tina MacMillan, the Mayor for the Town of
Innisfil, Barb Baguley, various local councillors and the President and
CEO of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, Rod Baker.
"Since the opening of OLG Slots at Georgian Downs ten years ago, OLG has
enjoyed a strong partnership with the Town of Innisfil, Simcoe County
and its residents," said Larry Flynn, OLG Senior Vice President of
Gaming. "We're proud that through this partnership, Innisfil has been
able to support important local programs and initiatives. We look
forward to many more successful years serving this community and the
region, and providing great entertainment."
As the host community for OLG Slots at Georgian Downs, the Town of
Innisfil has received more than $42 million in non-tax gaming revenue
as its share of the slots revenue since the facility opened.
"I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to OLG Slots at
Georgian Downs. The solid partnership between the Town and OLG, has
provided numerous benefits throughout the municipality," said Mayor
Barb Baguley. "Innisfil residents and businesses have and will continue
to benefit from OLG's impact on Innisfil's economic and tourism sectors
and infrastructure projects."
Since opening in November 2001, OLG Slots at Georgian Downs has had more
than 10.6 million customer visitors. It is also an important part of
Innisfil as its largest employer with more than 330 people working at
the site. Last year, an extensive $76 million redesign and expansion of
the slots facility to enhance the entertainment experience was
completed in partnership with Great Canadian Gaming, owners of Georgian
"On behalf Great Canadian Gaming, I want to congratulate OLG Slots at
Georgian Downs on its tenth anniversary," said Rod Baker, President and
CEO of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. "This property's popularity
has only grown since we acquired it in 2005. The success of Georgian
Downs is something the community and Ontario should be proud of."
OLG has also been a proud community sponsor of many events such as the
Railway Country and Bluegrass Festival, and the Greater Innisfil
Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Awards Gala.
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 $34 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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