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OLG and Canadian Bank Note creating 25 jobs in Sault Ste Marie

LOCAL2 Staff for local2 sault ste. marie
May 25th, 2012 at 11:21am | Last Updated at 2:16pm


OLG and Canadian Bank Note are creating 25 jobs in Sault Ste Marie as part of the Government's commitment to modernizing OLG operations.

More to follow.


Province Committed to Supporting Diversification of Local Economy With Expanded Job Opportunities

Sault Ste. Marie - David Orazietti, MPP was joined today by officials from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited (CBN) to announce that CBN will set up an office in Sault Ste. Marie to provide technology services for OLG's charitable bingo and gaming business, which will create up to 25 new,
high quality local jobs.

"Today's announcement to create up to 25 new jobs further reinforces our government's commitment to ensuring Sault Ste. Marie continues to play an important role within the modernizing gaming industry," said Orazietti. "Strengthening and diversifying our local economy remains a top priority and builds on the substantial progress we have made since

"This step is critical to OLG's Charitable Bingo and Gaming Revitalization Initiative," said Tom Marinelli, Chief Transformation Officer and Chief Information Officer for OLG. "Today's initiative represents a new model of collaboration with commercial operators,
charity associations and municipalities intended to sustain, modernize and grow revenue for charitable organizations across the province by enhancing the entertainment experience for new and existing customers.

So while OLG will maintain complete oversight and accountability, the private sector will play a greater role in the delivery of charitable bingo and gaming in Ontario."

The creation of up to 25 new, high quality local jobs will focus on ensuring the current gaming experience is enhanced with a mix of product innovations. Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited (CBN) will be providing a full range of technology services for the Charitable Bingo and Gaming Revitalization Initiative, which includes software development, testing and integration; third party vendor services and
support; and system operation, management, maintenance and support.

"We are very pleased that OLG has selected CBN to deliver the solutions that will revitalize charitable bingo and gaming in the province," said Craig Bascombe, CBN President of Lottery Systems and Chief Financial Officer. "We look forward to tapping into the great talent that Sault Ste. Marie has to offer, while helping to grow the
local economy with new, high-quality jobs."

CBN is a Canadian-owned and operated company headquartered in Ottawa
with over 1,500 employees and more than 20 years of experience providing expert solutions to lottery markets worldwide, including a long-standing business relationship with OLG. CBN provides services to over 60 countries around the world and recently designed the new Bank of Canada polymer banknotes and is producing the new Canadian

"Our government's decision to keep the OLG Head Office in the Sault is ensuring we remain at the centre of the lottery and gaming industry and that we continue to play an important role in its modernization,"
added Orazietti.

More information about the Charitable Bingo and Gaming Initiative, as
well as copies of "Modernizing Lottery and Gaming in Ontario," are
available at www.olg.ca.


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