WEG Among Preferred Spots For Casino

Published: February 4, 2012 07:31 pm EST

Half of Toronto residents oppose construction of a new casino in the city, according to a recent poll conducted, but if one were to be built residents have cited Woodbine Racetrack as one of their preferences for its location

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The Toronto Star reports that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is expected to release a strategic business review of its gaming operations soon, and speculations have been made concerning a push for a Toronto casino.

According to a poll conducted by Forum Research, 50 per cent of respondents oppose a new casino, 35 per cent are in favour, and 15 per cent did not have a preference at the time of asking. The poll also revealed that if a casino were to be built, Torontonians would prefer to see it located at Woodbine Racetrack where gaming already exists or at a separate entertainment site like the Exhibition Place.

To read the Toronto Star article in its entirety, click here.

(with files from the Toronto Star)

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