How will this affect Ontario First Nations?

Currently, the province has a funding arrangement with Ontario First Nations whereby OLG distributes 1.7 percent of total revenue to the Ontario First Nations (2008) Limited Partnership (OFNLP). These funds are to be distributed to Ontario First Nations for use in community development, health, education, economic development and cultural development. As OLG rolls out its modernization and revenues increase, payments to the OFNLP are also expected to increase.

First Nations are free to participate in the procurement process.

Private Sector Involvement

Presently, Casino Rama and Great Blue Heron Casino are both operated by private sector service providers under contracts with OLG, and the respective host First Nations.