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Burgess Pens Letter To Auditor General

October 22, 2012:

This past Friday, much respected standardbred breeder/owner Robert Burgess sent an open letter to MPP Jim McCarter, Ontario's Auditor General, and MPP John Milloy, Liberal House Leader, calling for the third reading of MPP Monte McNaughton's gaming referendum bill and a full review and audit of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming's controversial gaming modernization plan....read on

OHRIA On OMAFRA Discussions

October 18, 2012:

On Thursday, OHRIA's President Sue Leslie issued a release on the organization's progress in dealing with the government-appointed OMAFRA panel....read on

Report: OLG Reaches Host Municipality Agreement

October 16, 2012:

It has been reported that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has reached an agreement with municipalities which play host to facilities which feature slot-machine gaming....read on

NYS Equine Industry Has $4.2B Effect

October 16, 2012:

On Tuesday, October 16, the New York State Horse Racing & Agriculture Industry Alliance announced the determinations of an Equine Industry Economic Impact Study which found that the state's industry has a $4.2-billion effect on NYS and leads to 33,000 full-time jobs and $187 million in state and local taxes....read on

Perkins To OLG: Leave Slots At Racetracks, Add Sports Betting

October 15, 2012:

"Can anyone imagine a city that trades [the Pattison International], plus the Queen’s Plate and Maple Leaf Trot and North America Cup and many more sporting fixtures, for a handful of bingos and a casino?"...read on

Focus Ontario Talks Racing

October 14, 2012:

On the Oct. 13 edition of Global’s Focus Ontario, hosts Leslie Roberts and John Tory speak with former Liberal MP Dennis Mills, President and CEO of Racing Future Inc., about the Ontario Liberals’ decision to end the $1.1 billion-generating OLG Slots-At-Racetrack revenue sharing partnership with the horse racing industry....read on

Oxford Proposes $3 Billion Casino Expansion Along Toronto's Front St.

October 12, 2012:

On Friday, October 12, the Oxford Properties Group announced its proposed vision for a $3-billion expansion right along downtown Toronto's Front Street. The proposal includes the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and, in addition to a full-blown casino, features office, retail, hotel and residential elements....read on

Ford "Open To The Idea" Of T.O. Casino

October 11, 2012:

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has gone on the record as saying that he is still willing to consider casino expansion within the city if it part of an entertainment complex. He has also said that if expansion comes to fruition, he will be looking at getting the most money for Toronto as possible....read on

McNaughton: Bill Is Only Thing That Will Force Referendum

October 11, 2012:

After Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath publicly announced her motion for mandatory casino referendums, Progressive Conservative MP Monte McNaughton has gone on the record as saying that the passage of a bill on the matter is the only thing that will make a referendum become a reality....read on

Ottawa Council Approves Casino

October 10, 2012:

While reports indicate that the slots at Rideau Carleton Raceway may still churn past the March 31, 2013 deadline, Ottawa city councillors feel as though their hands are tied when it comes to the future of the 50-year old racetrack....read on

Public Casino Meeting Tonight In T.O.

October 10, 2012:

It has been reported that 37 people have already signed up to speak at this evening's public Toronto and East York Community Council meeting, which will take place at the Toronto City Hall Council Chamber....read on

Horwath Referendum Motion Introduced

October 10, 2012:

A Wednesday, October 10 press conference hosted by Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath and Hamilton Councillor Sam Merulla has given the province's much embattled horse-racing industry a shot in the arm in its fight against the minority Ontario Liberal Government's controversial gaming modernization plan....read on

OLG To Meet With Hanover Thursday

October 9, 2012:

It has been reported that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. will be conducting negotiations with representatives from Hanover Raceway on Thursday (October 11) in regard to extending the lease on the track's slot-machine gaming area....read on

Ottawa Casino Expansion Debate Grows Prior To Council Vote

October 9, 2012:

In the wake of Kingston City Council voting against allowing casino expansion into its downtown core, Ottawa City Council, which has a similar vote scheduled for Wednesday, October 10, is now under more pressure to examine the issue more thoroughly before making a hasty decision....read on

McNaughton: Bill 76 Waiting To Be Addressed

October 5, 2012:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has been making a lot of noise recently with its casino expansion information sessions. Driving full-steam ahead with its prospective locations and revenue-sharing formulas, the OLG brass --- and the Ontario Liberal Government for that matter --- seems to be consciously overlooking the fact that the whole undertaking could be for not....read on


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