Tribal gaming giant Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment has come out on top in its bid to operate a bundle of Canadian casinos, including the nation’s largest such property.
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) corporation announced early in September that the company had been chosen as the service provider for its Niagara Gaming Bundle of properties.
As a result of the deal Mohegan Gaming will take control of Casino Niagara, Fallsview Casino Resort and the planned Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre.
Fallsview Casino alone spans more than 2.5m square feet, 200,000 of which is dedicated gaming space containing some 3,000 slot machines and 100 gaming tables. Casino Niagara, whilst smaller than Fallsview still counts 95,000-square feet of casino space and houses 1,500 slot machines and more than 40 table games.
OLG president Stephen Rigby commented that the operator would help “ensure the long-term competitiveness of the Niagara gaming market, particularly in relation to markets across the border.”
The company is expected to take full control of operations across the venues by summer 2019.
“We are honored to have been selected as the service provider by OLG in what was a very competitive process. This procurement marks Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment’s advancement as a leader in commercial gaming and integrated resort experiences around the world, while promoting greater economic development and tourism in the Niagara region through our outstanding gaming, entertainment, and resort offeings,” said Kevin Brown chairman of the Mohegan Tribe and Mohegan Gaming Entertainment management board.