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Barrie Residents Don't Want Downtown Casino

January 8, 2013:

According to a report, if public feedback in Barrie is respected by City Council, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. will not be given approval to move forward with any plans for a casino in the city's 'downtown' area....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 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

Pro-WEG Motion In Etobicoke Council

November 7, 2012:

Representatives from the Woodbine Entertainment Group have not been resting on their laurels since addressing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's Executive Committee on Monday....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

WEG Addresses Toronto's Executive Committee

November 5, 2012:

On Monday, November 5, representatives from the Woodbine Entertainment Group addressed the City of Toronto's Executive Committee. The move by WEG is an effort to retain and expand gaming offerings at Woodbine Racetrack, and to get the committee to understand what current and expanded gaming at the grand raceway means to the city....read on

Another Front St. Gaming Proposal Unveiled

November 5, 2012:

Another artist's rendering of a proposed casino expansion on Toronto's Front St. surfaced late last week, as the jockeying by U.S. casino interests to hit Ontario's figurative gaming lottery is slowly but surely intensifying....read on

Eaves: The Stakes Are High

October 27, 2012:

As Woodbine Racetrack prepares to host North America’s biggest night of harness racing, Nick Eaves, the track’s President and CEO, is calling on the industry’s many participants to help Woodbine secure the long-term future of horse racing in Canada’s largest city....read on

WEG Seeks Your Help

October 22, 2012:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group is encouraging supporters of having expanded casino gaming at Woodbine Racetrack to sign petitions or pen letters which will be delivered Monday, November 5 during a scheduled City of Toronto Executive Committee meeting....read on

Perkins To OLG: Leave Slots At Racetracks, Add Sports Betting

October 15, 2012:

"Can anyone imagine a city that trades [the Pattison International], plus the Queen’s Plate and Maple Leaf Trot and North America Cup and many more sporting fixtures, for a handful of bingos and a casino?"...read on

Focus Ontario Talks Racing

October 14, 2012:

On the Oct. 13 edition of Global’s Focus Ontario, hosts Leslie Roberts and John Tory speak with former Liberal MP Dennis Mills, President and CEO of Racing Future Inc., about the Ontario Liberals’ decision to end the $1.1 billion-generating OLG Slots-At-Racetrack revenue sharing partnership with the horse racing industry....read on

Oxford Proposes $3 Billion Casino Expansion Along Toronto's Front St.

October 12, 2012:

On Friday, October 12, the Oxford Properties Group announced its proposed vision for a $3-billion expansion right along downtown Toronto's Front Street. The proposal includes the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and, in addition to a full-blown casino, features office, retail, hotel and residential elements....read on

Ford "Open To The Idea" Of T.O. Casino

October 11, 2012:

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has gone on the record as saying that he is still willing to consider casino expansion within the city if it part of an entertainment complex. He has also said that if expansion comes to fruition, he will be looking at getting the most money for Toronto as possible....read on

Public Casino Meeting Tonight In T.O.

October 10, 2012:

It has been reported that 37 people have already signed up to speak at this evening's public Toronto and East York Community Council meeting, which will take place at the Toronto City Hall Council Chamber....read on


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