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Schein: Liberals Putting Insiders Ahead Of Ontarians

March 5, 2013:

“I see that the halls of Queen’s Park and the halls of City Hall are swarming with casino lobbyists. We keep hearing about change here at Queen’s Park, but what people in Ontario continue to see is the same status quo. We see a government that continues to put well-connected insiders before the interests of the people of this province.”...read on

NDP, PC Want Ontarians To Be Heard

February 26, 2013:

On Tuesday, February 26 during question period in the Ontario Legislature, Essex MPP Taras Natyshak (New Democratic Party) called on Premier Kathleen Wynne to halt the privatization of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. and to give communities a say in planning casino openings....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

McCown: Godfrey's Gone "Goofy" With Gambling

February 6, 2013:

He's lived in Las Vegas. He's pro-gaming. He's the most respected Canadian sports-talk figure there is. He is Bob McCown, and he's the most recent person to come out and say that he is completely against Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. Chair Paul Godfrey's "goofy" gaming modernization plan....read on

Godfrey Colleague Speaks Out Against Front St. Casino

February 6, 2013:

Real-estate firm RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust, who has Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. Chair Paul Godfrey as the chair of its board, has come out and said it is completely against the possibly of the creation of a casino and related entertainment complex in the Front St. area of downtown Toronto....read on

Cordish, WEG Officially Part Ways

February 6, 2013:

During the evening hours of Tuesday, February 5, numerous mainstream Toronto media outlets broke the news that the proposed and long-delayed Woodbine Live! expansion planned for Woodbine Racetrack is 'dead.' Although, the official parting of ways between the Woodbine Entertainment Group and The Cordish Company on the endeavour could prove to be a positive development for WEG in terms of actually landing its coveted 'integrated-resort' style gaming expansion....read on

OLG Expansion Meets More Opponents

January 31, 2013:

As more companies come forward with visions of grandeur for a downtown Toronto casino, more individuals come forward against the current OLG modernization strategy....read on

'Sands' Makes Front St. Casino Pitch

January 29, 2013:

Figureheads from the Las Vegas Sands Corp. are the most recent U.S. casino representatives to pitch their vision for a downtown Toronto casino....read on

The Weekend's Ontario Gaming News

January 28, 2013:

With the O'Brien Awards, horse-racing's presence at the Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention and Kathleen Wynne becoming the province's next Premier, there were clearly a lot of Ontario racing-related happenings this past weekend. Now for the news stories that may have fallen through the cracks....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

MGM Head Grilled Over Casino Proposal

January 22, 2013:

Stating that his company has sat below the radar and has been entrenched in the Toronto casino process for roughly two years now, MGM Grand Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren sat down for an interview with Global Television on Tuesday, January 22 in advance of his company's announced proposal to bring a full-blown casino expansion to the City of Toronto....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

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


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