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Changes To Benefit Casino Operators, Not Education

September 20, 2012:

Legislators in Maryland are proposing a major expansion of casino gaming to generate more money to fund education. But a recently released report indicates the greatest, and perhaps only, benefactors of the changes will be casino operators, who stand to generate nearly three quarters of all additional revenues....read on

Hamilton Council: Will OLG Support Gaming Referendum?

September 20, 2012:

On Wednesday, September 19, Hamilton City Council voted in favour of a resolution which, in part, asks the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. and the minority Ontario Liberal Party if they support a 2014 municipal referendum on casino gaming expansion within the city....read on

Horwath Calls McGuinty On His Stance

September 19, 2012:

Premier Dalton McGuinty was in rural Ontario on Tuesday, September 18 to take in the annual International Plowing Match. While his party is in the midst of delivering a controversial knockout blow to Ontario horse racing, McGuinty got up and said he wants a "strong" provincial racing industry. Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath took the opportunity to call McGuinty out on his head-scratching stance....read on

Only 5% For Municipalities Under OLG Modernization?

September 18, 2012:

In a report which explains that North Bay City Council has recommended the city become a willing host municipality for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s controversial gaming modernization plan, North Bay CAO Jerry Knox has been cited as saying that the OLG has offered five per cent of casino revenue to the municipality....read on

Public Upset, Angry At OLG Info Session

September 17, 2012:

Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua was looking to get community feedback regarding the possibility of introducing a full-blown casino to the area during a public OLG information session last Thursday night (September 13). According to a report, members of the community that were in attendance were more than unimpressed with what the OLG and Pollara were selling....read on

Dyson Showing Serious Leadership In Ontario

September 14, 2012:

Trot Insider was recently alerted to the outstanding efforts of Lilly Dyson. The resident of Cobourg, Ont. is not your average 10-year-old. Her efforts to bring racing's fight to provincial politicians and local television cameras is simply remarkable....read on

Business Group: No Casino In Kingston

September 14, 2012:

It has been reported that on Wednesday, September 12, the Board of Management for Downtown Kingston!, an association of 750 businesses located in the core commercial area of the City of Kingston, passed a motion which recommended that the City of Kingston not make itself a willing host municipality for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s controversial gaming modernization plan....read on

Whitby Turns Down Ajax's Offer

September 13, 2012:

It has been reported that on September 10, members of the Whitby Council voted 6-2 in favour of spurning Ajax's recent slots revenue-sharing proposition in order to declare itself a willing host municipality for the OLG's controversial gaming modernization plan....read on

OLG To Determine Placing Of Casinos?

September 13, 2012:

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson has gone on the record as saying that if Ontario jurisdictions label themselves as willing host municipalities for casino expansion, they would not have complete control over the location of the facilities because it is "ultimately going to be the decision of the OLG to propose to the City."...read on

Referendum Call In QP Statement

September 12, 2012:

It has been reported that the City of North Bay is planning on voting next week on a staff recommendation which would see North Bay conditionally become a 'willing host community' for a new casino. On Tuesday, September 11 at the provincial legislature at Queen's Park, Nipissing PC MPP Vic Fedeli went on the record with a member's statement calling for community referendums before expanded gaming locations are agreed to by municipal councils....read on

Council Committee In TO Votes Against Casino

September 12, 2012:

It has been reported that on Tuesday, September 12, members of Toronto and East York Community Council went on the record as voting against the addition of a casino or expanding gaming facility downtown....read on

"Premier, Why Are You Walking Away?"

September 11, 2012:

"I ran the largest racetrack operation in the world for Frank Stronach for eight years. I know a little something about what casinos want. There's no casino operator in the world that's going to take only 20 per cent for investing and putting up a casino in downtown Toronto. Those casinos will want at least 30 per cent."...read on

MacPhail Gives Opinion Of Panel

September 11, 2012:

Former Ontario Harness Horse Association President Malcolm MacPhail has let his feelings be known in regard to the OMAFRA Transition Panel....read on

Horwath Wants Casino Referendum

September 11, 2012:

During Question Period at Queen's Park on Monday, September 10, Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath again called on the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. and the City of Hamilton to put the brakes on any gaming modernization plans until after a referendum on the issue is conducted....read on

"If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It"

September 11, 2012:

After his party tasted by-election defeat in both the Vaughan and Kitchener-Waterloo ridings last week, Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak has gone on the record in regard to the Ontario horse-racing industry and what his party is planning on doing, generally, moving forward....read on


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