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Senators Team Up In Support Of Ontario Horse Racing

October 5, 2012:

Two Senators from opposite sides of the aisle are teaming up to condemn an Ontario government policy that may lead to the deliberate killing of 7,500-13,000 horses next year....read on

OLG/Ottawa Revenue Sharing Details

October 4, 2012:

The City of Ottawa has released the details of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s revenue-sharing formula, which will be put into place for the casino expansion which the city is still mulling....read on

OLG: Woodbine Table Gaming 'Possible'

October 4, 2012:

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. Spokesman Tony Bitonti has gone on the record as saying that there is a possibility that not one, but two casinos could come to Toronto, and that it is possible that table gaming could be introduced at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

As It Touts Employment, OLG Lays Off Woodbine Employees

October 3, 2012:

While representatives from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. are travelling across the province touting its urban casino expansion plan as a job creator to anyone that will listen, it is also in the midst of giving out pink slips to employees at its slots parlour at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Committee Recommends Ottawa Be Willing Host For Casino Expansion

October 3, 2012:

On Tuesday, October 2 in front of a packed house, an Ottawa City Council committee made the recommendation that Ottawa declare itself a willing host municipality for a full-blown casino under the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s controversial gaming modernization plan....read on

Watson Motion In Favour Of RCR?

October 2, 2012:

After having declined the opportunity to fully back Rideau Carleton Raceway during the course of the past week, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson made an interesting announcement on Monday, October 1, just one day before city council meetings and a public information session regarding the possibility of full-blown casino gaming in urban Ottawa....read on

Temperature Heats Up Before Ottawa Meeting

October 1, 2012:

On Tuesday, October 2, Ottawa City Council will be listening to the public's feelings regarding the possibility of full-blown casino gaming being introduced to the city's urban quarters. In advance of the session and the subsequent council vote, which is to take place later that day, the National Capital Region Harness Horse Association has taken out a full-page ad in a local paper to get its point across....read on

Sudbury Councillors Want Racino

October 1, 2012:

After it was announced late last week that layoffs are coming at Sudbury Downs, city councillors are again making their calls for expanded casino gaming in the area to be housed at the raceway and not a different venue, which would lead to the demise of the local racing industry....read on

Details On Public OLG/Municipal Casino Meetings

September 28, 2012:

In the wake of the Ontario Liberal Government's controversial announcement to walk away from the mutually-beneficial slots-at-racetracks program, members of Ontario's equine community have felt betray...read on

Caesars, MGM Announce Preferred TO Casino Locations

September 27, 2012:

Reports which have surfaced this week have clarified the locations that potential casino operators MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment favour if they eventually get the go-ahead to erect casino complexes in the heart of Toronto....read on

Milton To McGuinty: Address Panel's Recommendations

September 26, 2012:

On Monday, September 24, Milton Council passed a motion introduced by Ward 3 Councillor Cindy Lunau that asked for fellow councillors to endorse the findings of the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel's August 17 interim report....read on

Watson Turns Back On Racing In Ottawa

September 26, 2012:

Tuesday, October 2 is an important date for the local horse-racing industry in the Ottawa region, as that will be the evening in which an Ottawa City Council committee will hear public feedback on the casino Mayor Jim Watson is now closer to backing for the city....read on

Hamilton Not Wilting Under OLG/Liberal Pressure

September 25, 2012:

Hamilton city councillors are continuing to ask the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. simple questions and, to this point, have received nothing but vague to little concrete feedback. “We need a lot more information --- if we say 'yes,' what’s our share of the profits? Is Flamboro OK? There are a lot of outstanding issues."...read on

Transitional Panel Now Quite Optimistic

September 21, 2012:

Ontario Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel Member Elmer Buchanan has been quoted as saying that the panel is now more optimistic for the future of the Ontario horse-racing industry....read on

McGuinty Doesn't Support Casino Referendums; Godfrey Pressures Toronto; MGM Speaks

September 21, 2012:

On Friday, September 21 while speaking at the Toronto Board of Trade, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. Chairman Paul Godfrey stated that the OLG needs to know if Toronto will declare itself a willing host municipality for casino expansion by January or February of 2013....read on


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