Mohegan To Oversee Casino Niagara and Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), has been selected as the service provider for the Niagara Gaming Bundle in Niagara Falls Ontario by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). MGE is the owner, developer and manager of integrated resorts throughout the United States and Northern Asia. The selection followed a highly competitive procurement process. According to the report on PR Newswire, MGE will take up the responsibility of day-to-day operations at Fallsview Casino Resort, Casino Niagara, and the future 5,000-seat Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre, situated adjacent to Fallsview Casino Resort starting summer 2019,.
"We are honoured to have been selected as the service provider by OLG in what was a very competitive process. This procurement marks Mohegan Gaming & 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 offerings," said Kevin Brown "Red Eagle", Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe and MGE Management Board.
The company looks forward to becoming an important part of the Niagara community. Intheir recent Press Release, the company says it plans to drive increased patronage at Niagara Falls by leveraging the existing Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara sites in conjunction with the future Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre to give customers a unique world-class entertainment experience. This is expected to bring further economic development opportunities to the region, with increased opportunities for employment. The company looks forward to forging partnerships with various stake holders such as Canadian Niagara Hotels Incorporated, the current landlord of Casino Niagara and a local developer, and Niagara Falls Entertainment Partners, the developer of the Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre.
Speaking on the development, Anthony Casdia, Senior Vice President of Business Intelligence, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment said, "As a brand known for our all-encompassing entertainment destinations, we are excited to work with OLG, the City of Niagara Falls, Canadian Niagara Hotels Inc., Niagara Falls Entertainment Partners and other local stakeholders in supporting a twin-anchor strategy that is critical to the success of tourism throughout the Niagara region," He further promised that, "The Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre will be used to create unique experiences for the benefit of the Niagara Region, create more jobs, and encourage economic growth. As the operators of one of the most successful arenas in the U.S. over the last 15 years, Mohegan Sun Arena, we are eager to put our experience to work and establish Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre as one of Canada's top-ranked venues."
Dino DiCienzo President Canadian Niagara Hotels, also had this to say, "In selecting Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, OLG has selected an internationally recognized gaming destination operator which will take Niagara's casinos to the next level. I am confident MGE will work collaboratively with the community."
"Selecting Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment is the latest step OLG is taking in our land-based gaming modernization, which is investing in communities and providing customers with new and exciting entertainment options," said Stephen Rigby, OLG's President and CEO. "By leveraging the success of the Niagara casinos and integrating with the wide mix of entertainment and tourist offerings in the area, Mohegan will help ensure the long-term competitiveness of the Niagara gaming market—particularly in relation to markets across the border."