TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has posted an addendum on the procurement website, MERXTM, which extends the submission deadline for the GTA Gaming Bundle Request for Pre-Qualification (RFPQ).

OLG is extending the RFPQ to clarify the strategy and specifications of integrating horseracing into gaming in the province.

The previous deadline for the RFPQ was November 6, 2014. Applicants will now have until April 30, 2015 to provide OLG with RFPQ submissions.

Throughout the procurement process, OLG has engaged the services of a Fairness Monitor to provide oversight and advice to support integrity and fairness.

At approximately $2 billion annually, OLG provides the Ontario government with its largest source of non-tax revenue. Modernization will help OLG provide more money to Ontario for hospitals and other government priorities.

OLG is a provincial agency responsible for province-wide lottery games and gaming facilities. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $40 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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OLG Dishes Out Revenue

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is issuing its second quarter non-tax gaming revenue to Chatham-Kent and Windsor.

OLG Slots at Dresden Raceway is bringing $194,688 to Chatham-Kent, while just over $2.2-million is going to Windsor for hosting Caesars Windsor.

To date, Chatham-Kent’s received $8.4-million in non-tax gaming revenue. Windsor’s received $14-million

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Sault receives casino money

The City of Sault Ste. Marie has received $360,540 in its second-quarter non-tax gaming revenue payment for hosting a charitable casino.

The money represents the formula agreed to under the Municipality Contribution Agreement that determines the fee cities receive for hosting an OLG gaming facility. The formulas is based on an escalating scale of slot machine revenue that is consistent across all sits in Ontario.

To date since the Casino opened, the city has received more than $23.4 million in non-tax gaming revenue.

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Hanover And Central Huron Get OLG Payments

Hanover and Central Huron have gotten their latest quarterly payments from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.

Hanover has received a non-tax gaming revenue payment of $322,996 for hosting OLG Slots at Hanover Raceway.

To date, Hanover has received more than $12.3-million in non-tax gaming revenue.

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OLG sends city $5.3 million

Niagara Falls has received $5.3-million in non-tax gaming revenue from Ontario Lottery and Gaming.

The provincial Crown corporation announced Tuesday it issued its second quarter (July to September 2014) payment of $5,304,206 to the city for hosting Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino Resort.

Since signing a new agreement with OLG last year, based on slot and table-game revenue, the city has received $33.2-million in non-tax gaming revenue.

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OLG presentation at G2E conference

On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, OLG provided an update on its modernization initiative during the G2E conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The session provided a high-level overview of where OLG is in the procurement process and its anticipated timelines going forward. The presentation did not include any information that is materially different from what is in RFPQ documents or otherwise already publically available.

To view the Power Point presentation, click here.