Caesars Windsor Proudly Celebrates 25 Years in the CommunityBook A Room
For immediate release: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Windsor, ON – A nostalgic, yet thrilling trip down memory lane kicked off Caesars Windsor’s silver anniversary celebration today. Guests, employees and community leaders joined Regional President Kevin Laforet in looking back at the property’s 25 years in the Windsor-Essex community.
“The evolution of our property over the last 25 years has been a testament to our commitment to the community where we live, work and play,” said Laforet. “When we opened in 1994 as the first commercial casino in the province, it dramatically and positively changed the Windsor-Essex landscape for years to come. The casino remains the number one trip motivator for our region and has provided employment to thousands and supported the community through corporate giving and charitable investments.”
Laforet was joined by Lori Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). “OLG is proud to have been on this 25-year gaming journey with the Caesars Windsor team,” said Sullivan. “Over the last quarter century, Windsor has received more than $87 million from OLG for being a host gaming community with those funds being used for many local improvements benefitting the people of Windsor.”
Caesars Windsor announced a year-long celebration of giving back to the community through their Cares corporate giving and HERO volunteer programs.
“Caesars Windsor’s commitment to the city goes far beyond our economic and tourism impact,” said Laforet. “For 25 years we have been a proud community leader, investing more than $15 million to better our community through our Caesars Windsor Cares program and our employees have donated more than 100,000 hours of their time to make a positive impact.” Throughout their celebratory year, Caesars Windsor will partner with United Way and several non-profit partners for multiple HERO Acts of Kindness throughout the city, continuing with their tradition of giving back through volunteerism.
About Caesars Windsor Caesars Windsor is the largest casino resort in Canada and the first of its kind outside of the U.S. to be branded with this legendary, world-renowned name. Proud recipient of the 2018 Forbes Best Employer Award; the CAA/AAA Four Diamond hotel award for 18 consecutive years, Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence (COE) for eight consecutive years and Hall of Fame member; and is 4-Green Key certified from the world recognized Green Key Eco-Rating program for its outstanding environmental efforts. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 10 consecutive years for its gourmet steakhouse, Neros. Voted “Best Hotel” for 18 consecutive years by Casino Player Magazine. This year, The Colosseum has been ranked #1 for Theatre Venues in Canada by Pollstar®.
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