Great Canadian Gaming Corp. has yet to reach a tentative lease agreement with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. to house the province’s slot machines at Flamboro Downs and Georgian Downs, but it has been reported that more machines are on their way to the latter location, regardless.
A brief report by The Innisfil Scope states that the increase in machines at Georgian falls under the OLG’s increasingly-controversial gaming modernization plan.
The article states that the number of slot machines at Georgian will increase by 200 for a total of 1,200 at the Innisfil raceway.
Last week, Innisfil Mayor Barb Baguley went on the record as saying that the OLG has offered assurances that slot-machine gaming will take place in Innisfil, home of Georgian Downs, although at this point there is no guarantee that the slots will remain at Georgian in the future.
In a related note, an item uploaded to the OLG website on Tuesday, February 26 states that when the RFPQ Process was launched, the OLG indicated that current site holders could not participate in the process as applicants or as part of a bidding consortium, if an extension to a current site holder agreement or a new lease agreement had not been finalized. Therefore, the OLG is saying that current Ontario racinos must reach an agreement with the OLG for slot-area lease agreements beyond the slots-at-racetracks agreement, which is set to expire on April 1, 2013, if the tracks want to be considered in the RFPQ process for future 'casino' gaming at the track in question.
(With files from The Innisfil Scope and the OLG)