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Full Council To Vote On Expansion

July 2, 2015:

In an evening vote on Tuesday, June 30, The City of Toronto’s Executive Committee voted 10-3 in support of a city report that conditionally calls for a potential expansion of casino gaming at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

OLG Pens Letter To Horse Racing

June 26, 2015:

In a letter dated Thursday (June 25), representatives from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) provided an update on the process of integrating horse racing with the province's gaming strategy....read on

OLG Rebranding Not In The Cards

June 12, 2015:

Spokesman Tony Bitonti has said that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming is collaborating with the provincial horse racing industry in an effort to come up with branding options in conjunction with racing’s integration into the OLG’s gaming modernization process....read on

Positive Step For Integration

June 10, 2015:

On June 1, John Snobelen penned an open letter to Minister John Leal and Minister Charles Sousa that explains the Horse Racing Interim Governance Committee’s mandate in regard to the integration of the provincial horse racing industry into the current gaming modernization that is taking place in Ontario....read on

2015 Ontario Budget Passes

June 3, 2015:

The 2015 Ontario Budget was passed in the Legislature on Wednesday, June 3 with the government's stance on the provincial horse racing industry briefly reiterated in the bill....read on

Windsor Grandstand Demo Underway

June 2, 2015:

Monday, June 1 marked a sad day for harness racing fans in the Windsor, Ont. area, as demolition of Windsor Raceway’s grandstand got underway....read on

Input Sought For Woodbine Casino

May 7, 2015:

The City of Toronto is looking for public input before making a decision on expanding gaming at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Sudbury Season In Doubt

May 5, 2015:

Reports indicate that hopes for a 2015 harness racing season at Sudbury Downs are becoming slimmer by the second....read on

Slots Could Leave Flamboro

April 30, 2015:

According to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp., three to five companies could be selected to submit a Request For Proposal to run the slot-machine gaming operations at Flamboro Downs. Although, there is no guarantee as to how long the machines will stay in operation at the track....read on

Horse Racing Is Meeting With OLG

April 27, 2015:

On Monday, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) issued a media release with an update on how "a group of key stakeholder organizations has been meeting regularly" in order to "envision, agree upon and provide ongoing support" for a strategic long-term plan for the province's horse racing industry....read on

Racing In Ontario's 2015 Budget

April 23, 2015:

On Thursday, Ontario's Finance Minister Charles Souza released the 2015 Budget. While the province's horse racing industry wasn't referenced in terms of an increase or decrease to funding, the Budget did hint to other proposed changes....read on

Expanded Gaming Closer For Woodbine

March 31, 2015:

After receiving approval from the Toronto Executive committee last week, the Toronto City Council formally passed a motion on Tuesday to study expanded gaming at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Kawartha Discussed At Queen's Park

March 25, 2015:

On Wednesday, March 25, Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, asked the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Jeff Leal, to make a commitment to Kawartha Downs and finalize a long-term transfer payment agreement....read on

Toronto To Craft Expansion Report

March 25, 2015:

On Wednesday, March 25, the City of Toronto’s executive committee voted in favour of allowing city manager Joseph P. Pennachetti to assemble a report in regard to a potential gaming expansion at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Hardy Looking For Answers

March 25, 2015:

The Sarnia Observer has run an article highlighting the upcoming season of live racing at the Hiawatha Horse Park. In the piece, Ontario Harness Horse Association President Ken Hardy rhetorically asks how horsepeople will benefit from racing’s integration into the province’s gaming modernization....read on


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