Digital Gaming Task Force
In response to the growing interest to locate in the community, and to accelerate the growth of the Sault’s gaming ecosystem, the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC) and Economic Development Corporation have formed the Sault Ste. Marie Digital Gaming Task Force. Some of the other partners in the task force include OLG, The Debono Group Inc., Algoma University, Sault College, Canadian Bank Note (CBN) and Pollard Banknote.
Its objective is to accelerate the development of the digital gaming sector in Sault Ste. Marie. The CBN/Innovation Centre collaboration is one example of the projects and initiatives which form part of the city’s ICT sector development strategy, and exemplify the focus of this task force. Together CBN and SSMIC are developing a new digital gaming platform for the charitable gaming industry. This $2 million project was assisted with over $1 million in funding from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund (NOHFC), an organization with programs aimed at assisting private sector companies to create employment in Northern Ontario. The city's commitment to the sector is further evidenced via its investment in a Tier 3 Data Centre, soon to come online. And the Economic Development Corporation is committed to working with private sector firms and the NOHFC, Ontario, the City of Sault Ste. Marie and the Federal Government to be the international centre of lottery and gaming excellence.
For more information visit www.saultlotteryandgaming.com or visit their booth at the Canadian Gaming Summit.
A City of Gaming Excellence
As the OLG Head Office location for more than 25 years, Sault Ste. Marie has amassed a unique asset base – a fully trained efficient workforce with a deep knowledge of the lottery and gaming Industry, advanced IT skills, a superb and supportive academic community and enviable physical infrastructure. This has spawned successful public and private partnerships in the lottery and gaming space. Digital gaming companies from around the world are discovering that Sault Ste. Marie is an international centre of lottery and gaming excellence. The Sault Ste. Marie Digital Gaming Task Force was established by the public and private stakeholders leadership in response to the growing interest in locating in the community, to accelerate the growth of the Sault’s gaming ecosystem.
Representatives from Sault Ste. Marie will be attending the Canadian Gaming Summit to meet with industry stakeholders and discuss unique initiatives for lottery and gaming companies who establish operations in Sault Ste. Marie.