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OLG Responds To OHRIA

June 3, 2013:

On Monday afternoon, Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. President & CEO Rod Phillips issued a letter to the horse racing industry addressing the concerns presented by the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association late last week....read on

OHHA's Hardy On Liberal Strategy

March 18, 2013:

On Monday, March 18, the Ontario Harness Horse Association issued an open letter to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. In the letter, OHHA states that both the Ontario New Democratic Party and the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party have put forth logical plans for the preservation of the provincial horse racing industry, while the Ontario Liberals have not....read on

Wynne: No Special Deal For Toronto

March 15, 2013:

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne issued a statement on Friday evening responding to news reports that suggest the City of Toronto is in line to receive a special casino expansion deal relating to city hosting fees....read on

Ottawa Threatening To Pull Out Of OLG Modernization Process

March 15, 2013:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has let it be known that the City of Toronto will receive what is being dubbed as a 'special deal' relating to city hosting fees if it ends up ultimately being home to a full-blown casino expansion. It didn't take long for Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson to react to news of the sweetheart deal, and he isn't too pleased....read on

McNaughton Sends Open Letter To Wynne

March 15, 2013:

“May I remind you that delaying the announcement of racing dates affects over 55,000 jobs across Ontario? Having already disrupted the 2012 breeding season by the cancellation of the government’s agreement to share slots revenue with the horse racing and breeding industry, you are now endangering what little is left of the industry.”...read on

Gural Issues Open Letter To Owners, Trainers

March 14, 2013:

In an open letter to owners and trainers racing their stock in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Meadowlands Racetrack operator Jeff Gural has spoken openly about a number of key issues crucial to the 'Big M's survival....read on

CNE Issues Cease & Desist Letter

March 13, 2013:

According to a report, officials with the Canadian National Exhibition have sent a cease and desist letter to MGM and Cadillac Fairview....read on

An Open Letter To Premier Wynne

February 28, 2013:

"Premier Wynne, your transition panel is designing a model for the horse racing industry that is unsustainable and will result in an industry that is represented by three to five racetracks attached to casinos and basically zero rural or economic benefits to the Province of Ontario."...read on

Snobelen On Overnight Purses

February 27, 2013:

In issuing a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne on Tuesday asking her to reinstate the slots-at-racetracks program, Hall of Famer Robert Burgess revealed that Ontario's overnight purse structure outside of Woodbine & Mohawk Racetracks could be "only ten million dollars" for 2013. That number came from Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel member John Snobelen....read on

Burgess: Reinstate SARP

February 26, 2013:

Robert Burgess has renewed his call for the slots-at-racetracks program to be left in effect beyond its scheduled March 31, 2013 termination date....read on

McMeekin, Musicians Comment On Downtown Hamilton Casino

February 9, 2013:

"Is a casino the best way, the best way in Downtown Hamilton to build a strong, healthy, vibrant, economic community? Stand alone, I don't think so."...read on

Godfrey Colleague Speaks Out Against Front St. Casino

February 6, 2013:

Real-estate firm RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust, who has Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. Chair Paul Godfrey as the chair of its board, has come out and said it is completely against the possibly of the creation of a casino and related entertainment complex in the Front St. area of downtown Toronto....read on

OLG Expansion Meets More Opponents

January 31, 2013:

As more companies come forward with visions of grandeur for a downtown Toronto casino, more individuals come forward against the current OLG modernization strategy....read on

Infilise Addresses Quebec Industry

December 18, 2012:

The Quebec Jockey Club is on track to double purses in 2013, to a total of $2 million, up from $900,000 in 2012, QJC President Tony Infilise has said in an open letter to the industry....read on

Eaves: The Stakes Are High

October 27, 2012:

As Woodbine Racetrack prepares to host North America’s biggest night of harness racing, Nick Eaves, the track’s President and CEO, is calling on the industry’s many participants to help Woodbine secure the long-term future of horse racing in Canada’s largest city....read on


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