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Plans For Simulcasting In St. Thomas

August 9, 2016:

A new off-track wagering location has been proposed to be introduced to St. Thomas, Ont., officials have confirmed....read on

Brown On Slots At Racetracks Program

July 26, 2016:

Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Patrick Brown has made comments in regard to the former Slots at Racetracks Program. A provincial election is less than two years away, but Brown still took the opportunity to engage the subject this week....read on

Woodbine Selects Master Planner

June 16, 2016:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced that it has selected SWA Group, a leading landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm, to create the master plan to guide the long-term vision for Woodbine’s overall development and expanded entertainment offering across its 680 acres of largely undeveloped land....read on

Settlement, RFPQ In Ottawa Area

June 9, 2016:

On May 27, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. and the union representing the gaming floor employees at OLG Slots at Rideau Carleton Raceway agreed to end the labour disruption which began on December 16, 2015. Additionally, the OLG has announced that it has re-issued a Request for Pre-Qualification (RFPQ) for the Ottawa Area Gaming Bundle....read on

Leal, McCagherty On Kawartha's Future

May 30, 2016:

“Skip's goal from the outset has been to race as long as we can. There is no reason as long as we continue to enjoy the support of the public, the horsemen and, particularly, the Ontario government, horse racing can't continue at Kawartha Downs.”...read on

Racing-Themed Product Released

May 3, 2016:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has announced another step in its integration of horse racing into the provincial gaming modernization. The OLG has announced that ‘The Canadian Triple Crown Instant game’ is now available at lottery retailers across Ontario....read on

Casino Relocation Hits Queen's Park

April 13, 2016:

Today during Question Period, Ontario MPP Laurie Scott asked the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Jeff Leal why, in her opinion, the Liberal government "is no longer committed to the sustainability of the horse racing industry at Kawartha Downs."...read on

Slots Leaving Kawartha Downs?

April 13, 2016:

A release issued on Tuesday indicates that Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership (OGELP) is moving forward with proposed plans to develop and operate a new, multi-faceted entertainment property in the City of Peterborough. If successful, it would mean the relocation of the current slot machine facility located at Kawartha Downs....read on

Lawson On Year-Round Mohawk Racing

April 7, 2016:

Woodbine Entertainment Group officials let it be known last fall that the organization was considering the idea of conducting live Standardbred racing at Mohawk Racetrack year-round. The organization’s CEO, Jim Lawson, has discussed the idea this week, and has outlined some of the key commitments that would be needed in order to make it happen....read on

Groundbreaking For Belleville Casino

April 5, 2016:

Details regarding a groundbreaking ceremony for the new casino in Belleville, Ont. have been announced....read on

Positive News For Dresden Raceway

March 21, 2016:

According to an article, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has informed officials with Dresden Raceway that the 140-year-old track has been given the go-ahead to host racing for at least the next five years....read on

Purse Monies Moving To OLG

March 16, 2016:

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) issued a Notice of Decision to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) on Wednesday, March 15 regarding the transfer of standardbred purse monies....read on

Pre-Approval For Great Canadian Partnerships

March 10, 2016:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has notified the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation that two partnerships in which Great Canadian holds interests have been pre-qualified to submit RFPs for the Southwest Gaming Bundle and the Greater Toronto Area Gaming Bundle under the OLG’s gaming modernization plan....read on

Blowe Joining OLG

March 3, 2016:

The Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium has announced that Elissa Blowe is leaving FELRC to assume an important, new role as ‘Manager of Product Development and Marketing – Horse Racing’ for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation....read on

Longer Deal For Ontario Racing?

February 25, 2016:

The 2016 Ontario Budget released on Thursday (February 25) by Finance Minister Charles Sousa would give the province's horse racing industry two more years of government partnership and support....read on


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