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Leslie On OLG Re-Integration: "It's A Great First Step"

March 13, 2013:

"I don't think it's a smokescreen. Naturally we've got concerns about the specifics about what that's going to mean because that hasn't been clarified yet."...read on

Rally Planned At Kawartha Downs

March 12, 2013:

No Casino in The City is rallying at Kawartha Downs on Thursday at noon to lobby to keep the racetrack and slots in Cavan-Monaghan and out of Peterborough....read on

Future Of Dresden Uncertain

March 12, 2013:

“We're still hoping something at the eleventh hour comes through and actually saves racing because with so many jobs and lives at stake you just kind of hope that it's going to go (ahead).”...read on

Toronto Casino Decision Delayed; Godfrey Discusses Process

March 12, 2013:

In a report that flew under the radar late last week, it was announced that the vote that would've seen Toronto City Council decide whether it wanted to take the first step toward the possibility of casino expansion in the city has been delayed. Since then, Ontario Lottery and Gaming heavyweights Paul Godfrey and Rod Phillips have sat down with the editorial board of The Globe & Mail to discuss the lightning-rod issue....read on

Horse Racing Front & Centre In Media

March 12, 2013:

Fallout from both Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's provincial gaming announcement and horse-racing transition-related news continues to hit the mainstream press, as stories regarding no less than four different Ontario racetracks have been front and center over the past couple of days....read on

Racing Over At Kawartha Downs

March 11, 2013:

After 40 years of harness racing, Peterborough, Ont.-area racetrack Kawartha Downs will finish hosting racing at the end of this month....read on

McNaughton: No Celebrations For Racing

March 11, 2013:

Today, Lambton-Kent-Middlesex PC MPP Monte McNaughton responded to what he calls "recent back-patting government announcements" stating that there will be horse racing in Ontario this year....read on

Some Skepticism After Positive News

March 11, 2013:

“What does a sustainable horse racing industry mean, given what’s happened in the last year?”...read on

GCGC Reaches Tentative Lease Agreements

March 9, 2013:

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) announced Saturday that it has entered into letters of intent with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) for the continuation of slot operations at each of the company's Georgian Downs and Flamboro Downs racetrack facilities....read on

Reactions To Wynne's Gaming Announcement

March 8, 2013:

After Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne promised on Friday, March 8 to incorporate Ontario horse racing into the province's gaming modernization plans, a trio of provincial racing groups and Essex MPP Taras Natyshak issued releases to address Friday's announcement....read on

More Track Deals Announced; Wynne Promises To Incorporate Horse Racing Into OLG Modernization

March 8, 2013:

Ontario's horse racing industry waited with bated breath on Friday, March 8 for Premier Kathleen Wynne to make her much-anticipated announcement regarding the future of racing in the province....read on

UPDATE: Wynne To Make Horse Racing Announcement Friday

March 7, 2013:

The future of Ontario's horse racing will be made clearer as an announcement has been scheduled for Friday....read on

OLG Update On RFPQ Process

March 7, 2013:

On Thursday, March 7, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. announced that its Request for Pre-Qualification for the Ottawa Area and the Ontario East Gaming Bundle has come to a close, but that the RFPQ closing date for its Ontario North Gaming Bundle has been extended to March 14, 2013....read on

MGM Unveils Plans, NDP Attack Libs

March 6, 2013:

At a press engagement on Wednesday, March 6, representatives from MGM and Cadillac Fairview unveiled their proposed plans for an integrated casino resort at the site of the Canadian National Exhibition....read on

Snobelen: 'Change Is Never Easy'

March 6, 2013:

Last week, John Snobelen, member of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Panel, penned an opinion column discussing the panel's decisions and reasoning in relation to the transitioning of the Ontario horse racing industry from the slots-at-racetracks program....read on


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