Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) has been confirmed as the service provider for the Niagara Gaming Bundle in Canada, marking the latest international expansion for the brand.
MGE will commence responsibility for the day-to-day gaming operations of Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara and future operation of the future Niagara Falls Entertainment Center.
“As a company known for our all-encompassing integrated entertainment properties and extraordinary guest experiences, we are proud to be part of the transformation of the Niagara gaming and entertainment scene as operators of the iconic dual-anchored casino properties, including the future Niagara Falls Entertainment Center,” said CEO Mario Kontomerkos.
He continued: “The addition of the Niagara Falls destination to MGE’s portfolio of properties offers our millions of valued guests another impressive one-of-a-kind experience MGE has become known for providing. We look forward to becoming an integral part of the Niagara community and promoting greater economic development and tourism in the region by showcasing our outstanding gaming, entertainment and resort offerings for locals and visitors alike.”
As part of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment’s latest global venture, the brand has announced Christian Block as Regional President, who reports to COO Michael Silberling and is responsible for MGE properties in Niagara Falls and Korea. Along with his support for these international investments, Block will ensure the day-to-day compliance and regulatory controls are met while embedding the “Mohegan Way” into all operations at the Niagara Falls properties.
OLG will continue to conduct and manage the gaming properties in the Niagara Gaming Bundle including providing oversight and approval with respect to certain operational changes, retaining ownership of key player information and maintaining standards of responsible gambling. OLG also continues to administer Municipality Contribution Agreement payments to the City of Niagara Falls.
“The transition of the Niagara Gaming Bundle to MGE is a key milestone in OLG’s modernization of land-based gaming, which is bringing new employment and investment to communities across Ontario,” said Stephen Rigby, OLG’s President and CEO. “MGE’s extensive experience in delivering world-class gaming entertainment and the investments it will make in the bundle will help ensure the long-term competitiveness of the Niagara gaming market.”