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Ed James: "Take Your Pick"

February 23, 2013:

"As a citizen of Ontario I would like a question answered: who is governing Ontario? Take your pick. 1. The Liberal Government, The OLG - Paul Godfrey, U.S. Casino Operators; 2. The OLG - Paul Godfrey, U.S. Casino Operators, The Liberal Government; 3. U.S. Casino Operators, The OLG - Paul Godfrey, The Liberal Government."...read on

Ontario's Throne Speech Will Pass

February 19, 2013:

Although it came off as "vague" and was dismissed by the official opposition, Kathleen Wynne's first throne speech as Premier will pass and Ontario's Liberal government won't fall....read on

More Casino Talk In SW1 Zone

February 19, 2013:

With Wilmot Township added to the list of municipalities voting against being a willing casino host, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation will look for approval from an area that turned them down nearly two decades ago....read on

Hamilton Council Backs Flamboro

February 14, 2013:

On Thursday, February 14, Hamilton City Council voted unanimously that any new casino development should go to the Flamboro Downs location. But there's a catch....read on

McMeekin, Musicians Comment On Downtown Hamilton Casino

February 9, 2013:

"Is a casino the best way, the best way in Downtown Hamilton to build a strong, healthy, vibrant, economic community? Stand alone, I don't think so."...read on

Horwath: Liberals "Not Allowing For Democratic Process"

February 4, 2013:

“We think they’ve absconded from their responsibility in terms of governance and they’ve simply let all of these decisions, which I believe are public policy decisions, to be made by the OLG, which is putting the squeeze on communities and not allowing for democratic process.”...read on

OLG Expands SW1 Zone

February 3, 2013:

The town that once packed in thousands of people for one of Canada's most prestigious harness racing events could possibly host a casino according to the OLG....read on

Wynne To Allow Modernization Plan; Hamilton Mayor Raises Eyebrows

February 1, 2013:

After Ontario Premier-Designate Kathleen Wynne stated Thursday that she wanted jurisdictions to have some control over casino placement, she stated that she will not be halting the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s controversial gaming modernization plan. Also, Hamilton Mayor Bob Bratina has gone on the record as saying the city should use “some or even all” of its cut from the proposed downtown casino to be redirected to Flamboro Downs....read on

Wynne Wants Municipalities To Have Autonomy Over Casino Placement

January 31, 2013:

On Thursday, January 31 on CBC Radio, Kathleen Wynne, Ontario's Premier-designate, was taking calls from the public and answering questions....read on

Wynne, OLG Not On Same Page

January 30, 2013:

Although incoming Ontario Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne has gone on the record as saying otherwise, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. representatives continue to state that the province's gaming arm will not respect municipalities' specific wishes regarding the ultimate locations of incoming casinos....read on

Do T.O.'s Neighbours Want A Casino?

January 24, 2013:

In his on-air interview with Global Television earlier this week, MGM's Jim Murren specifically stated that if the City of Toronto opts to not embrace full-blown downtown casino expansion, many of its neighbouring municipalities would jump at the chance. Based solely on information that has been made public to this point, Murren's perception of the situation doesn't appear to be entirely accurate....read on

Abundance Of Ontario Gaming News

January 23, 2013:

Ontario gaming news continues to stream out of various provincial outlets at a torrid pace....read on

Another Push For Hamilton Referendum

January 22, 2013:

It is an ongoing debate that has been a hot topic since last spring, and the divisive issue of downtown Hamilton casino expansion has not cooled one bit since an Ontario Liberal Leadership candidate threw her hat into the ring late last week....read on

Ford Sticking To His Guns On Casino

January 21, 2013:

“I have a pretty good feeling of what they (the public) want out there. How can people say no to this (Toronto casino expansion)?”...read on

Wynne: Municipalities Should Have Say In Casino Discussion

January 19, 2013:

“Once I get there, we need to pick up this conversation. I want communities to be able to make this decision in the way that they want to make it.”...read on


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