Without immediate access to Bingo Modernization,
Etobicoke’s Ultimate Bingo 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, Ultimate Bingo 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 MPP (who also happens to be the Premier) a strong message!

Tell him how much Ultimate Bingo means to you and ask him to urge 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 Hon. Doug Ford and Hon. 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 Etobicoke’s Ultimate Bingo. Without it, Etobicoke will forgo $861,660 annually in municipal licensing fees and our 31 charities will lose $7,180,500. Respectfully, I expect you to mandate the OLG to include my Hall in cGaming Bingo Modernization. Thank you!

Short Message

Dear Hon. Doug Ford;

As my MPP and Premier of this great province, I strongly encourage you to advocate for Bingo Modernization at Etobicoke’s Ultimate Bingo. Please urge Finance Minister Victor Fedeli to mandate the OLG to include my Hall in cGaming Bingo Modernization that is rolling out now.

Thank you for your leadership on this urgent matter!

Detailed Message

As my MPP, I strongly encourage you to advocate for Bingo Modernization at Etobicoke’s Ultimate Bingo. Please urge 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 Etobicoke North:

  • Ultimate Bingo 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.
  • 31 charities who work hard to bring charity bingo to Etobicoke North 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, $6,318,840 of which would come from Etobicoke North
  • Etobicoke North-based charities which are already losing because of bingo industry declines will lose another $7,180,500 in new revenue annually
  • Etobicoke will lose out on a boost in revenues of approximately $861,660 annually
Charity Message

If you represent one of the charities that will be affected by the closure if Bingo Modernization is not awarded to Ultimate Bingo, please tell Hon. Doug Ford 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 Ultimate Bingo 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 Etobicoke’s Ultimate Bingo. Please urge 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!
CALL, WRITE OR DROP BY THEIR OFFICES ASAP...

Tell local MPP – and the province’s Premier – Doug Ford, how much Etobicoke’s Ultimate Bingo means to you! Encourage him to ensure the OLG is mandated to include our hall in the cGaming Bingo Modernization which is rolling out now.

Hon. Doug Ford

Etobicoke North

doug.fordco@pc.ola.org

416-745-2859

823 Albion Rd Etobicoke, ON M9V 1A3