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No NJ Casino Referendum This Fall

July 15, 2015:

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney has confirmed that there will not be a ballot question this November regarding casino expansion in the state, and thus gaming expansion at the Meadowlands Racetrack is not in the immediate future....read on

Woodbine Casino Expansion Approved

July 8, 2015:

Toronto City Council has voted in favour of a casino gaming expansion at Woodbine Racetrack, according to reports....read on

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

Fraser Downs Becomes Elements

June 25, 2015:

On Wednesday, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation announced the launch of Elements Casino, set to open this winter. Elements Casino will replace the existing Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino. What does this mean for harness racing in British Columbia?...read on

Report Supports Woodbine Expansion

June 23, 2015:

Multiple items published in the Toronto media on Tuesday (June 23) indicate that the City of Toronto has assembled and completed a report that conditionally recommends the potential expansion of casino gaming at Woodbine Racetrack....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

Red Mile Construction Update

June 11, 2015:

On Wednesday, June 10, members of the Kentucky media took a ‘hard hat’ tour of the $30 million renovation that is currently underway at the Red Mile in Lexington....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

Big M Casino Plans Unveiled

June 3, 2015:

Hard Rock International, owner of one of the world’s most iconic and recognized brands, announced today its plan to build a casino at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. The proposed entertainment destination would be ideally situated in northern New Jersey and is projected to generate $400 million of new tax revenues a year....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

NJ Casino Referendum Bill Introduced

June 1, 2015:

On Monday, June 1 in New Jersey, legislation was introduced which calls for voters to decide, via ballot question, whether casino expansion should be legalized in the state outside of Atlantic City....read on

Big M Casino Proposal Next Week

May 27, 2015:

The proposal for the ‘Hard Rock Casino Meadowlands’ will be officially unveiled next week, according to a report. In regard to the expansion, Meadowlands Chairman Jeff Gural has been quoted as saying that the proposal will not simply be ‘slots in a box.'...read on

Ajax Downs Expansion Proposed

May 25, 2015:

Picov Holdings Inc. and the Picov Cattle Company have submitted a proposal to the Town of Ajax that calls for the addition of 1,700 more slot machines at Ajax Downs and the introduction of up to 200 gaming tables....read on


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