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T.O. Council Passes E-Bingo Measure

July 19, 2013:

On Thursday, July 18, Toronto City Council voted 35-6 in favour of allowing bingo halls to offer electronic bingo. It has been reported that the measure was passed even though the city 'will likely' see a $70,000 loss in annual revenue from the move....read on

Vaughan Announces Casino Conditions

June 20, 2013:

The City of Vaughan has announced the conditions which must be met in order for a casino to be built within its borders....read on

Can WEG Still Get A Casino?

June 11, 2013:

After last week's surprising turn of events that placed Rideau Carleton Raceway back into the race as the preferred spot for casino expansion in Ottawa, questions continue to swirl around whether Woodbine Racetrack is completely out of the race for full casino expansion in Toronto....read on

Ford To Introduce Woodbine Motion

June 10, 2013:

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has announced that he plans to introduce a motion which would see City Council revisit the idea of allowing Woodbine Racetrack to expand to a full casino....read on

Ottawa Mayor Backs RCR Casino

June 4, 2013:

In a startling about-face on his position regarding casino expansion, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson issued a statement on Monday supporting Rideau Carleton Raceway as his preferred location for casino development in the nation's capital....read on

Councillors Want To Vote On Woodbine Again

May 30, 2013:

Toronto Councillor Doug Ford has been cited as saying that he would like City Council to revisit its decision to not allow gaming expansion at Woodbine Racetrack. "I’d re-open (the vote) as many times as it takes to make sure we get a casino (at Woodbine),” he was quoted as saying....read on

Vaughan To Discuss Casino Next Week

May 23, 2013:

It has been reported that the City of Vaughan will reassess its position on the topic of casino expansion next week....read on

Rest Of GTA Ponders Casino Expansion

May 22, 2013:

With Tuesday's unexpected vote by Toronto City Council that Woodbine Racetrack will not be allowed to undergo casino gaming expansion, the topic of casino expansion in the Greater Toronto Area now shifts to the raceway's neighbouring municipalities....read on

Wynne, Godfrey Disagreed On Racing

May 22, 2013:

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has publicly stated two of the reasons why Paul Godfrey was removed as the chair of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, and a difference in how each individual envisioned the future of horse racing in the province played a major role....read on

WEG Shocked And Disappointed

May 21, 2013:

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) is disappointed with today’s vote by Toronto City Council against expanded gaming at Woodbine, which threatens the province’s entire horse racing industry. Now, WEG is looking forward to working with the Premier, her staff, the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel and the new Acting Chair of the OLG to seek a solution....read on

Council Votes Against Woodbine Casino Expansion; Eaves Reacts

May 21, 2013:

On Tuesday, May 21, Toronto City Council voted by a count of 24-20 to support a motion introduced by Councillor Mike Layton to oppose expanding the current gaming offerings at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Perkins On Godfrey's Exit From OLG

May 18, 2013:

Toronto Star columnist Dave Perkins sounds off on Thursday's announcement that Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s Chairman Paul Godfrey was fired in his latest sports column....read on

Hudak Praises Godfrey

May 17, 2013:

In the wake of the firing of Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. Chair Paul Godfrey, Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak, who has criticized the OLG's gaming modernization plan since the get go, issued some respectful comments regarding the former OLG Chair....read on

McNaughton On Godfrey Firing

May 17, 2013:

On Thursday, May 16, Ontario Progressive Conservative MPP Monte McNaughton issued a statement regarding the firing of Paul Godfrey as Chair of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp....read on

WEG Wants Status Issue Dealt With

May 17, 2013:

Both the firing of OLG Chair Paul Godfrey and the cancellation of Toronto City Council's May 21 vote regarding casino expansion has left the Woodbine Entertainment Group with unanswered questions regarding the status of Woodbine Racetrack as it relates to gaming expansion....read on


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