Deadline Extended for Public Input on Possible Casino in Kingston

Published on: 2012/08/17 - in Featured Releases

The deadline for public input regarding on whether or not Kingston should support the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) possibly locating a gaming facility in Kingston is being extended to Wednesday, Sept. 5.

For more details on the extension and this public input opportunity see

All feedback and comment on this issue will be compiled into a staff Report to Council to be presented in October.

The OLG is opening the gaming industry to private vendors this fall. In preparation, the OLG wants to pre-determine the interest for possibly establishing a casino in Kingston and other communities in its E3 gaming zone, including Ganonoque and Leeds and Grenville United Counties, which already co-host a casino in Gananoque. Only one facility per gaming zone would be allowed.

For a gaming facility to be considered within the limits of the City of Kingston, Council must indicate their support. Private operators will be submitting proposals to the OLG this fall to take over casino operations from the OLG.

The OLG will not locate a gaming facility in a community that does not want one. The City’s submission will let RFP proponents know that Kingston is open to hosting a gaming facility.

Council will debate this issue in October.


Release source: City of Kingston | Photo: Yohann Legrand