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Second Hamilton Meeting Packed

January 18, 2013:

It has been estimated that roughly 400 people showed up at Hamilton City Hall on Thursday, January 18 for the second of two public consultation sessions in the city regarding the contentious Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. idea of introducing a full-blown casino complex to Hamilton's downtown area....read on

Waterdown Hosts Hamilton Consultation Meeting

January 17, 2013:

The first of two public consultation meetings regarding potential casino expansion in Hamilton, Ont. took place last night (Wednesday, January 16) at Waterdown District High School in Flamborough....read on

Hamilton Casino Consultations Continue

January 16, 2013:

The topic of a downtown casino in Hamilton is proving to be a polarizing issue to residents of the Steel City. There has been quite a divide between those that want to see a full-blown casino complex erected downtown and those that want to see the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. keep its highly profitable slot-machine parlour humming and chiming at Flamboro Downs....read on

Mayor Ford Attends Consultation Meeting

January 15, 2013:

Monday's public casino consultation session regarding casino expansion in Toronto featured a little bit of everything --- Mayor Rob Ford, those both for and against the proposals, and a man dressed in a Darth Vader outfit....read on

Consultation In T.O., Mercanti News In Hamilton

January 14, 2013:

Casino news in the Greater Toronto Area is continuing to stream out. On a day in which those interested in the public consultation process will be congregating in the gymnasium of the Etobicoke Olympium, there is news out of Hamilton that a notable figure in the process is officially throwing his hat into the ring in 'The Hammer.'...read on

MPP Marchese: OLG Modernization Abandons Public Interest

January 13, 2013:

Calling it "an aggressive expansion of gambling operations with no other consideration than filling government coffers, cheered on by taxpayer-funded ads and lobbyists hired by Las Vegas billionaires," MPP Rosario Marchese has publicly stated his displeasure with the OLG modernization strategy....read on

Toronto Casino Consultations Begin

January 10, 2013:

The first of five Toronto City Council public consultations began on Wednesday as the city sought feedback from residents in regards to hosting a casino....read on

Godfrey Slammed Over Casino Comment

January 9, 2013:

OLG chairman Paul Godfrey found himself in hot water on Tuesday after making comments about not wanting a casino in his own backyard....read on

WEG Touts 'Responsible' Location

January 7, 2013:

On Monday, January 7, the Woodbine Entertainment Group published an item on its website calling on racing fans, patrons and community partners to voice their support for casino expansion at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

OLG To Toronto: Expect Less From Downtown Casino

January 6, 2013:

While earlier reports delivered to Toronto City Council estimated that a casino could be worth close to $168 million to the city, officials from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. told the city to expect "significantly less" than that total....read on

T.O. Wants Gaming Expansion Feedback

January 4, 2013:

Just as the City of Toronto's public consultation website to gauge public sentiment regarding proposed full-blown downtown casino expansion went live, an Ontario Councillor was in the process of sounding the alarm bell on the process, generally....read on

Public Input Sought On Applications To Vary 2013 Race Dates

December 5, 2012:

On Wednesday, December 5, the Ontario Racing Commission released a notice to the industry stating that applications to vary the 1st quarter of the 2013 race date schedule have been received by the ORC and are currently being reviewed by the Implementation and Monitoring (IM) Group of the Ontario Racing Program (ORP)....read on

OLG Changes Tune On Toronto Casino

November 14, 2012:

In what some are characterizing as a calculated ploy to put pressure on the City of Toronto and its residents, Rod Phillips, the president and CEO of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp., stated during an address on Tuesday, November 13 that his organization is not tied to Toronto in terms of gaming expansion, and that it may be worth the OLG's while to see casino expansion occur outside of the Megacity....read on

Quick Look At Ontario Gaming Headlines

November 8, 2012:

Various news items regarding the provincial gaming industry and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s controversial gaming modernization plan have come to light in the past few days. The items range from Toronto Councillors commenting on the possibility of casinos, to confusion over revenue-sharing pacts, to the announcement of a public consultation meeting....read on

Public Consultations For Toronto Casino Approved

November 6, 2012:

After hearing from the both Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. and the Woodbine Entertainment Group regarding casino expansion in the Greater Toronto Area on Monday, November 5, the City of Toronto's Executive Committee voted to go ahead with public consultations to gather public sentiment on the controversial issue....read on


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