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Ontario lottery exec alleviates fears

27 May 2008

ONTARIO -- As reported by the Barrie Examiner: "By saying she hopes to see Casino Rama roll along for many years to come, the new executive director of Ontario Lottery and Gaming has lifted clouds of doubt hanging over the facility for years.

"'We need to forge a new relationship which will ensure that Casino Rama will continue to be a successful enterprise many years from now,' Kelly McDougald said Thursday night.

"McDougald made her comments at an information session hosted by Mnjikaning First Nation, drawing a standing ovation from 70 representatives of local municipalities, chambers of commerce and other business organizations.

"...Fears the casino might close when the current operating agreement expires in 2011 were raised several years ago when the OLG was putting pressure on First Nations to resolve a long-standing dispute over revenue sharing..."

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