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OHRIA Applauds Ontario PC's Gaming Industry Consultations

December 11, 2012:

On Tuesday, December 11, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association announced that it supports the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party's push to incorporate the provincial horse racing and breeding sector in any future gaming plans. OHRIA also announced that it is calling on the Ontario Liberal Government to follow through on its commitment to help develop a sustainable horse racing and breeding industry in the province....read on

$893 Million To Bingo Operators?

November 14, 2012:

While speaking to the Canadian Club of Toronto on Tuesday, Rod Phillips, President and CEO of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, spoke glowingly about the OLG’s Modernization plan. In doing so, he has revealed the staggering amount he expects Ontario’s Bingo Operators to take home as part of the Modernization strategy....read on

OHRIA Seeks Feedback

November 6, 2012:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) is asking everyone who is employed by or is impacted by the horse racing industry in Ontario to provide their feedback on the OMAFRA panel report regarding the future of horse racing in Ontario....read on

Leslie: OMAFRA Report "Isn't An OHRIA Model"

November 2, 2012:

In light of waves and waves of concerned feedback regarding the OMAFRA Panel's report on how to transition the Ontario horse-racing industry from the slots-at-racetracks program into the future, OHRIA President Sue Leslie has spoken on the topic, stating that the report "isn't an OHRIA model" and that it "isn't an OHRIA plan."...read on

Godfrey Wants Sportsbooks At Casinos

November 1, 2012:

One of the glimmers of hope Ontario horse racing took away from the OMAFRA Panel's report on the industry's transition from the slots-at-racetracks program earlier this week was the recommended option of the province introducing sports books/single-game sports wagering at racetracks. According to Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. Chairman Paul Godfrey, he has different thoughts on the matter....read on

Town Of Hanover/OLG Agreement Signed

November 1, 2012:

On Monday, October 29, Hanover Town Council approved a gaming agreement with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. The agreement will extend the town's status as a willing host community for gaming into the OLG's gaming modernization era....read on

OHRIA Response To OMAFRA Report

October 31, 2012:

On Tuesday, October 30, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association issued a release regarding the OMAFRA Panel's report to provincial government on the transition from the slots-at-racetracks program....read on

Ford Wants Expanded Woodbine Gaming

October 31, 2012:

It has been reported that the office of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford supports the idea of casino expansion downtown in the city, but is also interested in expanded gaming at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Investors To Strike Deal For Fort Erie?

October 30, 2012:

As it currently stands, live horse racing at Fort Erie Race Track is officially over. After a 115-year run, the historic and picturesque raceway was unable to survive the blindsiding it received in 2012 from the Ontario Liberal Party. Although, according to a report, there is now a glimmer of hope that live racing at the border oval could continue....read on

Report Names CNE As Best Spot For T.O. Casino Expansion

October 29, 2012:

A highly-anticipated report by Toronto City Manager Joseph Pennachetti regarding casino expansion in the city was released today (Monday, October 29). The report has determined that gaming expansion at the Canadian National Exhibition grounds would be a best-case scenario for the city financially, but also cites Woodbine Racetrack as a potential location....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

Runciman: McMeekin Should Resign

October 26, 2012:

Pro-Ontario horse-racing supporter Senator Bob Runciman pulled absolutely no punches Friday, October 26 at a Town Hall Meeting in Waterdown, Ont. when he called, and gave specific reasoning, for the resignation of Ontario Agricultural Minister Ted McMeekin....read on

“We Don’t Need A Casino To Do Well”

October 24, 2012:

On Monday, October 22, Cambridge City Council voted 5-4 against declaring itself a willing host community for casino expansion under the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s controversial gaming modernization plan....read on

Electronic Poker Coming To Woodbine

October 23, 2012:

According to a release, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has reached an agreement with PokerTek, Inc. to have eleven 10-seat electronic poker tables installed at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

WEG Seeks Your Help

October 22, 2012:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group is encouraging supporters of having expanded casino gaming at Woodbine Racetrack to sign petitions or pen letters which will be delivered Monday, November 5 during a scheduled City of Toronto Executive Committee meeting....read on


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