Online Gambling Still Making Its Way to Ontario

Published Wednesday, April 02, 2014 - Online-Casinos.com
Online Gambling Still Making Its Way to Ontario

Ontario Canada has been talking about an online gambling offering for some time now. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is taking steps to include criteria within its ongoing procurement process to address support for horse racing sustainability and the integration of horse racing into provincial gaming, within current federal and provincial legislative frameworks.

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. Throughout the procurement process, OLG has engaged the services of a professional Fairness Monitor to provide oversight and advice to support integrity and fairness. The Fairness Monitor has reviewed the change to include criteria to address support for horse racing sustainability within the gaming procurement process.

Now the city of Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario’s mid north near the US border has created a new digital gaming task force as part of an effort to develop and advance the online gambling industry. The Digital Gaming Taskforce will provide strategic direction to further enable the community to take advantage of its strengths to develop projects and implement an investment attraction strategy. The new division will be run by the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre.

Tom Dodds, chief executive officer of the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation and Tom Vair, executive director of the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, make up the new division. Mr.Dodds commented, “Today’s announcement is one element of a multi-faceted strategy designed to drive new businesses here and create high-tech jobs,”

Vair of the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre continued, “The Digital Gaming Taskforce is one element of a continuum of activities focused on business development in the community. Mr. Vair added, “We are very fortunate to have assembled this group of lottery and gaming leaders to help build local capacity in this sector and help guide us in our future efforts.”

 

 



 

 

Related news

Return to Latest News