OLG LAUNCHES RFP FOR NIAGARA FALLS ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

TORONTO, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is taking another step in its procurement process for a new entertainment centre in Niagara Falls by releasing Request for Proposal (RFP) documents to pre-qualified proponents.

The RFP will allow OLG to select a proponent to design, build, finance and maintain a new large-scale, high-quality entertainment centre in the City of Niagara Falls.

The facility would provide customers at Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara with an entertainment experience that is similar to what is offered at other resort casinos in Ontario, like Caesars Windsor and Casino Rama.

Entertainment has become a significant factor in driving visitors to casinos, helping to build brand awareness and generating incremental gaming revenue. Non-gaming amenities are increasingly important for customers and are essential in competitive, tourism-driven environments like Niagara Falls.

The proposed Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre will contain between 5,000 and 7,000 seats, and is intended to accommodate larger concerts, shows and attractions that will draw more visitors to the City of Niagara Falls and OLG’s Niagara casinos. It will also contribute to the thriving community by helping to create jobs and encourage economic growth in the region.

OLG expects to announce the successful proponent in mid-2017.

OLG is proud to be part of the Niagara Falls community. We are helping to ensure the long-term competitiveness of the Niagara casinos by issuing the RFP for the Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre now, as well as adding the casinos to OLG’s modernization in late summer 2016.

Since the first casino opened in 1996, OLG has provided close to $390 million to the City of Niagara Falls, money the municipality has used to invest in its priorities.

OLG is the Ontario government agency that delivers gaming entertainment in a socially responsible manner. OLG conducts and manages gaming facilities, the sale of province-wide lottery games, PlayOLG Internet gaming, the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres and is leading the integration of horse racing into the provincial gaming strategy. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $42 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. These payments to the province support the operation of hospitals, amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program, local and provincial charities and problem gambling prevention, treatment and research.

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