During his time as a gaming site general manager with OLG, Grant Darling saw firsthand how critically important our Responsible Gambling (RG) program is to our business—and how important it is for OLG’s land-based gaming service providers to maintain our RG standards and commitment to social responsibility. After working for OLG for 10 years, Grant joined Gateway Casinos and Entertainment in January 2017 and currently serves as Gateway’s Vice-President of Gaming Operations for Ontario. Gateway operates 11 gaming sites in the North, Southwest and Central regions of Ontario.
“One of our top priorities has been to continue OLG’s world-leading RG program,” says Grant.
More and more, I see OLG’s modernization as an opportunity for OLG and its service providers to raise the bar in responsible gambling and social responsibility standards and practices by leveraging each other’s knowledge, strengths and differences.
“Since joining Gateway, I’ve been especially impressed with our community programs. Like OLG, we are truly engaged and give more than monetary support. Our employees give their time and resources to a variety of organizations.”
In September, a group of Casino Rama Resort employees participated in a local Habitat Build Day event. The team installed vinyl siding and painted the exterior of a new home that will help ensure a stronger, more stable future for a family in need. In addition to the tremendous work completed by the volunteers, Casino Rama further contributed to the completion of the home by donating $2,500 to Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North.
“More and more, I see OLG’s modernization as an opportunity for OLG and its service providers to raise the bar in responsible gambling and social responsibility standards and practices by leveraging each other’s knowledge, strengths and differences.”
OLG's Corporate Social Responsibility Report serves as a measure of OLG's efforts in a number of areas of social responsibility including: Responsible Gambling and efforts to educate players and address problem gambling; earning and keeping customers' trust; supporting employees' engagement in communities; strengthening communities; and, reducing OLG’s impact on the environment. Our report has transitioned to a fully digital report that will be regularly updated to communicate key social responsibility developments as they occur. Our new report is easy to access and navigate, and it demonstrates OLG’s ongoing commitment to social responsibility.