Without immediate access to Bingo Modernization,
Burlington’s Bingo Connection will be forced to close its doors

Save our Bingo Hall from closing

Without immediate access to the cGaming Bingo Modernization the OLG is offering to most halls in Ontario but not ours, Bingo Connection will be forced to close its doors because we simply won’t be able to compete on a level playing field.

THE MATTER IS URGENT:
WITHOUT YOUR HELP, YOU WILL LOSE YOUR BINGO HALL

Send your MPPs a strong message!

Tell them how much Bingo Connection means to you and ask them to urge both Premier Doug Ford and Finance Minister Victor Fedeli to mandate the OLG to include your hall in the cGaming Bingo Modernization which is rolling out now.

If you use this easy form, your email will be sent to your area MPPs as well as Premier Doug Ford and Finance Minister Victor Fedeli.

Not sure what to say?

Here are three examples below.
Feel free to cut ’n paste and revise as necessary.

Follow-up Message

Concerned that I haven’t received a response, I want to be certain that you’re advocating for Bingo Modernization at Burlington’s Bingo Connection. Without it, Burlington will forgo $846,660 annually in municipal licensing fees and our 18 charities will lose $7,055,500. I expect you to urge both Premier Doug Ford and Finance Minister Victor Fedeli to mandate the OLG to include my Hall in cGaming Bingo Modernization. Thank you!

Short Message

As my MPP, I strongly encourage you to advocate for cGaming Bingo Modernization at Burlington’s Bingo Connection. Please urge both Premier Doug Ford and Finance Minister Victor Fedeli to mandate the OLG to include my Hall in cGaming Bingo Modernization that is rolling out now.

Detailed Message

As my MPP, I strongly encourage you to advocate for cGaming Bingo Modernization at Burlington’s Bingo Connection. Please urge both Premier Doug Ford and Finance Minister Victor Fedeli to mandate the OLG to include my Hall in cGaming Bingo Modernization that is rolling out now.

Without cGaming, the results of the OLG decision will be catastrophic to Burlington:

  • Bingo Connection will be forced to close its doors and go out of business through no fault of its own. As a result, many friends and neighbours will lose well-paying jobs.
  • 18 charities who work hard to bring charity bingo to Burlington and who depend on the revenues as a major source of their fundraising will have to cut back their services or cease operations altogether
  • the OLG will lose an estimated $40,849,600 in revenue across Ontario, $6,208,840 of which would come from Burlington
  • Burlington-based charities which are already losing because of bingo industry declines will lose another $7,055,500 in new revenue annually
  • our City will lose out on a boost in revenues of approximately $846,660 annually
Charity Message

If you represent one of the charities that will be affected by the closure if Bingo Modernization is not awarded to Bingo Connection, please tell MPPS the following in a few short sentences…

  • Who are you and what charity you represent / position / years of service
  • Say why you’re writing. Consider: I am writing to bring to your attention the potential devastating effects of the OLG’s actions, as they are in effect picking winners and losers. The process is unfair. The OLG’s planned Ontario Bingo Modernization – otherwise called cGaming –has exclusively been offered to 37 bingo halls province-wide, ignoring and thus excluding Bingo Connection as well as nine other bingo halls from this industry-saving initiative.
  • Tell them what effect the Hall closure will be on your charity in a sentence or two. ie. Your revenues will go down a lot or be cut in half / by a third / by about 25%. You will be forced to cut services or cease to exist.
  • Ask for their help: As my MPP, I strongly encourage you to advocate for Bingo Modernization at Burlington’s Bingo Connection. Please urge both Premier Doug Ford and Finance Minister Victor Fedeli to mandate the OLG to include my Hall in Bingo Modernization which is rolling out now.
  • Thank them for making this a priority!
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Tell local MPPs how much Burlington’s Bingo Connection means to you!

Ask them to advocate to ensure the OLG is mandated to include our hall in the cGaming Bingo Modernization which is rolling out now.

Stephen Crawford

Oakville

stephen.crawford@pc.ola.org

905-827-5141

74 Rebecca St Oakville, ON L6K 1J2

Jane McKenna

Burlington

jane.mckenna@pc.ola.org

905-639-7924

472 Brock Ave, Unit 104 Burlington, ON L7S 1N1

Effie J. Triantafilopoulos

Oakville North–Burlington

effie.triantafilopoulos@pc.ola.org

905-825-2455

2525 Old Bronte Rd Oakville, ON L6M 4J2