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Godfrey Out As OLG Chair

May 16, 2013:

OLG Chair Paul Godfrey announced at a Thursday night press conference that he has been fired from his post as the Chair of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation....read on

Eaves Discusses GTA Casino Expansion

May 7, 2013:

Both the Ontario horse racing industry and members of the Greater Toronto Area have May 21 circled on their calendars, as that is the date that Toronto City Council will be voting on the polarizing casino expansion issue. And although the Woodbine Entertainment Group has said that it is officially neutral on the issue of downtown casino expansion specifically, WEG CEO Nick Eaves has taken the chance to say that Council's decision and that of neighbouring municipalities is pivotal in regard to the future of Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Update: T.O. Casino Meeting/Vote May 21

May 1, 2013:

It has been reported that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is utilizing a 'rarely used' administrative power to call a special council meeting regarding the casino expansion issue....read on

TO Executive Committee Supports WEG

April 17, 2013:

On Tuesday, April 16 at Toronto City Hall, Councillors voted in favour of allowing expanding gaming at Woodbine Racetrack in the form of table gaming with live dealers....read on

Racing's Presence At Casino Hearings

April 15, 2013:

On Monday, April 15, the City of Toronto's executive committee kicked off its marathon two-day hearing into the divisive casino expansion issue, which could ultimately lead to Woodbine Racetrack being upgraded to a full casino in the future....read on

Horsemen Urged To Attend Rally

April 11, 2013:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association is urging employees, horsepeople and community partners to join it and make their presence felt in an upcoming Toronto rally regarding the Toronto casino issue....read on

Report: Expand Woodbine Gaming

April 8, 2013:

On Monday, April 8, the eagerly anticipated staff report from the City of Toronto regarding potential casino expansion was released to the public. The report contains analysis and discussion regarding a potential downtown casino and/or gaming expansion at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Holmes: Vaughan Casino Would Have "Devastating" Impact

March 25, 2013:

Jane Holmes, vice president of Corporate Affairs for the Woodbine Entertainment Group, has gone on the record in regard to the City of Vaughan being added to the 'C1' gaming zone within the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s gaming modernization plan....read on

OLG Expands Another Gaming Zone

March 22, 2013:

The Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. has quietly expanded one of its most talked-about gaming zones, adding another region to its C1 zone just beside the C2 zone that contains Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Province Might Be Able To Control Any Toronto Casino Deal

March 19, 2013:

According to a report, the Province of Ontario may ultimately have the final say over any Toronto decision regarding casino expansion in the city....read on

Ford Has No Problem In T.O. Receiving "Lion's Share"

March 18, 2013:

The office of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne was quick to address a reported discrepancy regarding the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s controversial gaming modernization plan this past Friday. The issue revolved around talk of a preferential deal for the City of Toronto regarding hosting fees for a casino. According to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, he doesn't have a problem with his city getting preferential treatment on the matter if it was to occur....read on

Wynne: No Special Deal For Toronto

March 15, 2013:

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne issued a statement on Friday evening responding to news reports that suggest the City of Toronto is in line to receive a special casino expansion deal relating to city hosting fees....read on

Ottawa Threatening To Pull Out Of OLG Modernization Process

March 15, 2013:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has let it be known that the City of Toronto will receive what is being dubbed as a 'special deal' relating to city hosting fees if it ends up ultimately being home to a full-blown casino expansion. It didn't take long for Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson to react to news of the sweetheart deal, and he isn't too pleased....read on

Toronto Casino Decision Delayed; Godfrey Discusses Process

March 12, 2013:

In a report that flew under the radar late last week, it was announced that the vote that would've seen Toronto City Council decide whether it wanted to take the first step toward the possibility of casino expansion in the city has been delayed. Since then, Ontario Lottery and Gaming heavyweights Paul Godfrey and Rod Phillips have sat down with the editorial board of The Globe & Mail to discuss the lightning-rod issue....read on

MGM Unveils Plans, NDP Attack Libs

March 6, 2013:

At a press engagement on Wednesday, March 6, representatives from MGM and Cadillac Fairview unveiled their proposed plans for an integrated casino resort at the site of the Canadian National Exhibition....read on


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