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On ‘Life Support,’ But Not Dead Yet

November 30, 2015:

Trot Insider has spoken with Northern Horsemen's Association President Bob Bodkin for an update in regard to the potential of live Standardbred racing returning to the Sudbury area....read on

Fraser’s ‘Elements Casino’ Opening Date

November 3, 2015:

The Great Canadian Gaming Corporation has announced the date that Elements Casino, which will replace the existing Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino, will open for business....read on

Economic Impact Survey For Racing

October 19, 2015:

The economic impact survey for Ontario's horse racing industry, coordinated by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, is closing for submissions this weekend....read on

OLG To Seek Input On Financial Model

October 16, 2015:

The horse racing industry in Ontario is being asked to provide input on a long-term financial model with respect to the ongoing integration and modernization of gaming in Ontario....read on

Major’s Road Map For Racing

October 15, 2015:

There will be big changes, but not many surprises when responsibility for regulating horse racing in the province transfers to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) over the next four or five months....read on

Progress On Integration In Ontario

September 21, 2015:

The Board of Directors at the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) feel some optimism that progress is being made after meeting with two government agencies tasked with integrating horse racing into the Province’s overall gaming strategy....read on

Red Mile Instant Racing Opens

September 14, 2015:

Officials with the Red Mile characterized the opening of the track’s Instant Racing facility this past Saturday (September 12) as a soft opening, but have stated that the first day of operation went well....read on

OLG Meets With Horse Racing

September 11, 2015:

In a release issued Thursday, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) has confirmed meeting with new Senior Vice President of Horse Racing for Ontario Lottery & Gaming, Cal Bricker....read on

Great Canadian Chosen As East Gaming Bundle Operator

September 9, 2015:

On Wednesday, September 9, the Great Canadian Gaming Corp. announced that its ‘Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership,’ an entity in which it owns a 50.1 per cent share, has been chosen to operate gaming facilities in the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.’s ‘Gaming Bundle 2,’ which is also referred to as the ‘East Gaming Bundle.’...read on

Woodbine Casino Expansion Approved

July 8, 2015:

Toronto City Council has voted in favour of a casino gaming expansion at Woodbine Racetrack, according to reports....read on

Full Council To Vote On Expansion

July 2, 2015:

In an evening vote on Tuesday, June 30, The City of Toronto’s Executive Committee voted 10-3 in support of a city report that conditionally calls for a potential expansion of casino gaming at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

OLG Pens Letter To Horse Racing

June 26, 2015:

In a letter dated Thursday (June 25), representatives from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) provided an update on the process of integrating horse racing with the province's gaming strategy....read on

Fraser Downs Becomes Elements

June 25, 2015:

On Wednesday, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation announced the launch of Elements Casino, set to open this winter. Elements Casino will replace the existing Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino. What does this mean for harness racing in British Columbia?...read on

Report Supports Woodbine Expansion

June 23, 2015:

Multiple items published in the Toronto media on Tuesday (June 23) indicate that the City of Toronto has assembled and completed a report that conditionally recommends the potential expansion of casino gaming at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

OLG Rebranding Not In The Cards

June 12, 2015:

Spokesman Tony Bitonti has said that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming is collaborating with the provincial horse racing industry in an effort to come up with branding options in conjunction with racing’s integration into the OLG’s gaming modernization process....read on


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