Mississaugas of Scugog rake in another $865,000 in casino profits

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Published July 19, 2023 at 4:05 pm

Great Blue Heron Casino

Fresh off their annual powwow The Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation has another reason to celebrate after receiving $865,000 in profits from the Great Blue Heron Casino.

On July 19, the OLG sent them their earnings of more than $865,000, bringing their total earnings since 2000 up to more than $31,500,000. The Nation’s earnings are based on an OLG formula applied to all host communities.

“Host communities support important community programs and services and strengthen their local infrastructure with these gaming revenues,” said Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy. “These financial supports help fund the vital programs and services that residents can depend on for their future.”

“Over the past eight years, casino service providers have invested more than $2 billion in private sector capital across the province,” wrote the OLG “Since 2017, these investments have led to the development and opening of seven new casinos, one planned development and additional gaming expansions and non-gaming amenities.”

Host communities across the province have made roughly $2 billion since 1994.

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