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Outstanding Groom Award Finalists

January 27, 2016:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the Outstanding Groom Award, sponsored by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation....read on

Groom Nominations Due Today

January 20, 2016:

They are the unsung heroes of harness racing. They receive little recognition but are critical to the success of any horse in any stable. We entrust our prized animals with them and sometimes forget to let them know how much we appreciate everything they do for us....read on

‘Durham Live’ Threatening Ajax Downs

January 18, 2016:

Officials in the Town of Ajax are concerned that if the proposed Durham Live Entertainment Centre in neighbouring Pickering is selected by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. for the site of a casino, the move could spell the end of Ajax Downs, which has its own expansion plans....read on

Ont. East Gaming Bundle Deal Official

January 12, 2016:

On Tuesday, January 12 it was announced by the Great Canadian Gaming Corp. and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. that the ‘Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership’ has completed its previously announced acquisition of the OLG's ‘Gaming Bundle 2’ (which is also known as the ‘East Gaming Bundle’). The OLG and the partnership has also signed a 20-year Casino Operating and Services Agreement....read on

OLG, SC Partner On Groom Award

January 9, 2016:

They are the unsung heroes of harness racing. They receive little recognition but are critical to the success of any horse in any stable. We entrust our prized animals with them and sometimes forget to let them know how much we appreciate everything they do for us....read on

Gambling App In The Works In Ont.

January 4, 2016:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. is developing an app that will allow gamblers to make wagers on their smart phones or tablets....read on

Ottawa-Area Bundle Issues

December 22, 2015:

On Monday, December 21, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. announced that it is cancelling the Request for Pre-Qualification for the Ottawa Area Gaming Bundle....read on

Lockout Affecting Rideau Slots

December 16, 2015:

Instead of being open for business 24/7, the slot-machine gaming area at Rideau Carleton Raceway will only be open from noon until midnight due to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. having locked out 124 workers....read on

More On Mohawk Expansion, Racing

December 11, 2015:

It was less than two weeks ago when Woodbine Entertainment Group CEO Jim Lawson made statements in the media regarding the idea of expansion at Mohawk Racetrack. Lawson has now gone into more detail on the topic, stating that he has been discussing the idea with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. “almost daily.”...read on

Ontario Passes Bill 144

December 10, 2015:

On Thursday, December 10, the Ontario Government passed Bill 144 (the Budget Measures Act, 2015), an omnibus bill that contains two particular pieces of legislation that directly affect the province’s racing landscape....read on

Liberals Vote Down Racing Amendments

December 7, 2015:

Today Bill 144, Budget Measures Act, 2015 was considered in detail by the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. Bill 144 establishes a new Act, the Horse Racing Industry Act, 2015, which will govern the horse racing industry upon dissolution of the Ontario Racing Commission....read on

Kawartha Rebranding Announced

December 7, 2015:

On Monday, December 7, the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation announced on behalf of the Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership that new branding ‘Shorelines Casinos’ will be used for the gaming property at Kawartha Downs....read on

Tropea On Amendments To Acts

December 4, 2015:

Trot Insider has learned that on Wednesday, December 2, Ontario Harness Horse Association General Manager Brian Tropea made a presentation to Ontario’s Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs....read on

OLG Launches Horse-Themed Game

December 2, 2015:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announced on Wednesday, Dec. 2 that it is launching a new horse-themed product called Fire Horse on PlayOLG.ca....read on

On ‘Life Support,’ But Not Dead Yet

November 30, 2015:

Trot Insider has spoken with Northern Horsemen's Association President Bob Bodkin for an update in regard to the potential of live Standardbred racing returning to the Sudbury area....read on


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