SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, Nov. 26 /CNW/ - A decade of great gaming, strong community partnership and local economic benefits was celebrated today as Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) Todd Hilton, site General Manager and John Rodriguez, Mayor of Greater Sudbury marked the tenth anniversary of OLG Slots at Sudbury Downs with a cake-cutting ceremony.
"Since the opening of Slots at Sudbury Downs ten years ago, OLG has enjoyed a strong community partnership with the City of Greater Sudbury and its residents," said Senior Vice President Gaming Larry Flynn. "We're proud that through this partnership, the City of Greater Sudbury has been able to support important local programs and initiatives, and we look forward to many more successful years serving this community."
The slot facility has created approximately 147 direct jobs with annual wages and benefits of $7.4 million, which is reinvested into the community through the purchase of personal goods and services by employees.
As the host community for OLG Slots at Sudbury Downs, the City of Greater Sudbury has received more than $20.6 million in non-tax gaming revenue since the facility opened. Mayor John Rodriguez states, "OLG Corporate and the Slots at Sudbury Downs have been great partners with the City of Greater Sudbury over the last 10 years. We enjoy an excellent working relationship with them and are proud of the many contributions they have made to the Greater Sudbury community over this period."
OLG has also been a proud community sponsor of the Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival, Northern Lights Festival Boreal and Sudbury Summerfest 2009.
OLG Slots at Sudbury Downs is operated and managed by OLG. The facility offers approximately 351 slot machines and has attracted more than 5.6 million visitors since opening.
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 $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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