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Casino opposition returning to council

Opponents of a casino in North Bay are still hoping to convince city politicians to rethink the decision to become a host community. Another round of council presentations from members of No Casino North Bay and others is slated for Tuesday as part of an effort to stop a gaming facility from opening its doors in the city.

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5/4/2018

article Caesars, Hard Rock, Mohegan Sun vying for Casino Niagara, Fallsview Casino operations
(Ontario) -- Three casino operations firms have made the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.’s short list to take over its two Niagara Falls venues. Sources say that...
article SIMPSON: Don’t bet on new casino’s benefits
(Ontario) -- Londoners are being asked to endorse the development of a full-fledged casino. Given that the decision is not reversible and any downside will be permanent...

4/25/2018

article OP/ED: The fight for community benefits at Rexdale casino
(Ontario) -- The big casino is finally coming to town, and someone is about to score the jackpot. That someone is of course the developer, Ontario Gaming GTA LP, a Great...

4/23/2018

article Casino expansion on the agenda at London City Hall
(Ontario) -- Gateway Casinos says the process to move forward with a new $142-million expansion in London has been a bit frustrating, but the group is excited about...
article Politicians endorse expanded gambling in London
(Ontario) -- City politicians voted 7-5 in favour of expanded gambling Monday night and they made it clear a new casino should stay at the Western Fair, where Gateway...

4/22/2018

article Delta disagrees with Richmond casino crime warning
(Ontario) -- Delta has a very different view from Richmond when it comes to crime that could result from Gateway’s proposed casino/hotel in Ladner. City of...

4/20/2018

article Shorelines Casino Peterborough to Open in Late Summer
(Ontario) -- Despite the bad weather and the strong opposition from city residents, the Shorelines Casino that is under construction in Peterborough is set to open by...
article London City Council Could Approve Casino Expansion Following Public Support in New Survey
(Ontario) -- Results from a new online survey show that the majority of London residents support the proposed casino expansion in the Western Fair District.

4/19/2018

article London's possible casino expansion riles problem gambling advocate
(Ontario) -- A generation after Londoners voted overwhelmingly against a casino, a problem gambling expert is warning that a massive new casino could spell major...

4/18/2018

article Peterborough casino construction on schedule
(Ontario) -- The Peterborough casino has been under construction for seven months during some of the worst weather in recent memory. But the company building the multi-...
article London's possible casino expansion riles problem gambling advocate
(Ontario) -- A longtime researcher is sounding the alarm over a planned London casino expansion he said will not only harm problem gamblers, but hurt the local economy...
article 'Room for both' in Pickering-Ajax casino battle: Phillips
(Ontario) -- When it comes to the casino battle between Pickering and Ajax, the focus has been on the problems instead of finding solutions. Until now.
article Talks stall between Caesars Windsor and union
(Ontario) -- Talks have stalled shortly after resuming between Caesars Windsor officials and the union. The Unifor Local 444 casino bargaining committee met with the...

4/17/2018

article Expanded gaming facility at Woodbine would net city an additional $10-$15 million in hosting fees
(Ontario) -- A proposed casino expansion at Woodbine Racetrack could net the city an additional $10 to $15 million in annual hosting fees while also creating thousands...

4/12/2018

article Western Fair casino cuts jobs with expansion plans stalled
(Ontario) -- The British Columbia-based company that runs the casino at the Western Fair District is cutting jobs as negotiations to expand the operation drag on.

4/10/2018

article Arena, casino rezoning approved, let the legal battle begin
(Sudbury) -- In a vote that will ultimately be decided in court, Greater Sudbury city councillors voted Tuesday to approve the rezoning necessary for the Kingsway...
article Ontario election to determine fate of Fort Erie Race Track
(Ontario) -- The future of the Fort Erie Race Track may hinge on the outcome of the upcoming Ontario provincial election. The track is owned by a corporate partnership...
article WARMINGTON: Ajax pushes forward in casino war
(Ontario) -- It reads like a declaration of war! Calling the Wynne Liberal government’s great casino swap “disturbing,” Ajax Mayor Steve Parish penned...

4/9/2018

article Amidst Grey Market Competition Ontario’s Online Gambling Still Lags behind Other Provinces
(Ontario) -- In January 2015, Ontario joined several other Canadian provinces in offering government-regulated online gambling entertainment with the intent to turn its...

4/8/2018

article Sudbury's doctors to join casino challenge
(Sudbury) -- The society representing Sudbury’s doctors says it will join an appeal challenging approval of a casino for Sudbury. In a joint statement, Dr. Sanjiv...

4/7/2018

article Faith leaders in Sudbury to join casino appeal
(Ontario) -- Sudbury's religious leaders say they are ready to act following city council's decision on Tuesday on whether to approve a casino for the community...

4/6/2018

article Faith leaders in Sudbury to join casino appeal
(Sudbury) -- Sudbury's religious leaders say they are ready to act following city council's decision on Tuesday on whether to approve a casino for the community...
article Multi-faith leaders lend support to anti-casino movement in Sudbury
(Sudbury) -- More voices have joined the anti-casino movement in Sudbury, just as city council gets set to vote on the Kingsway Entertainment rezoning issue. More than...

4/4/2018

article Groups to appeal zoning on Kingsway arena and casino project
(Ontario) -- Two Sudbury groups are planning to appeal the rezoning decisions around the Kingsway arena and casino project. The applications were approved by the city...
article Pickering Is Getting A Massive Entertainment Centre With A Casino, Waterpark, And Hotel
(Ontario) -- When you think of major entertainment centres in the Greater Toronto Area your mind doesn't exactly jump to Pickering. Like the zoo is kind of close to...
article Pickering to open casino in late 2019
(Ontario) -- More than 10,000 jobs are expected to be created in Pickering after the Durham Live site was chosen for a casino to open in 2019.

4/3/2018

article Fortin: Former mayoral candidate needs to 'review his notes' on city's casino stance
(Ontario) -- Mr. Dan Melanson recently accused the anti-casino lobby of attempting to “subvert the 2012 council decision” regarding the proposed new full...

3/29/2018

article TIMELINE: A short history of legalized gambling in Sudbury and Ontario
(Ontario) -- 1993: Nickel Belt MPP and NDP Finance Minister Floyd Laughren, driven by massive operating deficits, introduces legalized gambling to Ontario. A few casinos...

3/28/2018

article Gateway to build first new Ontario casino in Chatham
(Ontario) -- The new private operator for legal gambling in much of Southwestern Ontario lifted the curtain Wednesday on its first new casino in the province.

3/27/2018

article Sudbury’s Planning Committee Approves Rezoning for The Kingsway Casino
(Ontario) -- After a four-hour public hearing and a lot of controversy over the past few months, Sudbury’s planning committee on Monday approved a rezoning...

3/26/2018

article City's religious leaders band together to oppose Kingsway casino
(Ontario) -- A group of more than 50 religious leaders from Greater Sudbury have banded together in opposition to building a casino on the Kingsway. A letter from the...
article Religious leaders oppose Sudbury casino
(Ontario) -- Saying it would lead to increased ‘family breakdown, depression, addiction, bankruptcies and crime,’ 40 faith leaders in Sudbury have signed a...

3/21/2018

article If we expand gambling in London, will we also see more gambling addiction?
(Ontario) -- Right now, the casino at the Western Fair District has only slot machines: 738 of them to be exact. But the city is looking at adding another 462 slot...

3/20/2018

article Poll says 61 per cent of Peterborough residents against casino
(Ontario) -- The majority of Peterborough residents do not support the opening of an upcoming casino on Crawford Drive. That’s what a new poll by Daisy Consulting...

3/16/2018

article Gateway Secures Crucial OLG Gaming Bundle
(Ontario) -- One of Canada’s largest gambling companies, Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd., continues its growth strategy with confidence after securing a...
article Sudbury letter: Casino critic clarifies position
(Ontario) -- During a media conference held Tuesday, while discussing the release of Kingsway Entertainment District Financial Impact Report authored by urbanMetrics, I...

3/15/2018

article OLG selects service provider for Central Gaming Bundle
(Ontario) -- Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has selected Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (Gateway) as the service provider for the Central...
article Problem gambling services adequate for new Chatham casino: OLG
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission reps say Ontario has the best funded responsible gambling program in North America. The corporation is responding...

3/14/2018

article Consultants' report says casino, arena on Kingsway comes with negative economic consequences
(Ontario) -- Casino Free Sudbury and the Downtown Sudbury BIA have new information to support their claim that the Kingsway Entertainment District is a bad idea. The...

3/13/2018

article Why a casino would be good for Sudbury: supporters
(Ontario) -- In time, the casino will become a jewel in the crown, Ward 5 Coun. Robert Kirwan said Tuesday. Kirwan, who has become a vocal supporter for Dario Zulich...

3/11/2018

article A look at what experts say about the impact casinos have on communities
(Ontario) -- Plans to build a $100 million arena, a $60 million casino and a new hotel on land 7.7 kilometres from downtown Sudbury on The Kingsway has sparked...

3/8/2018

article Chatham casino project to go ahead
(Ontario) -- The new private operator running legal gambling in much of Southwestern Ontario is moving a casino to Chatham, just off the Highway 401 an hour away from...
article Chatham To Be New Home Of Large Casino
(Ontario) -- Gateway Casinos says it plans to build a new ‘Cascades Casino’ on vacant land at the northeast corner of Richmond St. and Keil Dr. Rob Mitchell...
article New 'Cascades' casino coming to Chatham-Kent
(Ontario) -- A new casino featuring a mix of table games and slot machines is coming to Chatham-Kent. Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited announced today the...

2/18/2018

article Editorial: A Cornwall Casino is a Good Idea
(Ontario) -- One wonders what Councilor Mark A MacDonald has done to possibly offend Hugo Rodrigues, Managing editor of the Standard Freeholder?

2/17/2018

article Editorial: A casino in Cornwall is not worth the gamble
(Ontario) -- A casino in Cornwall? Fat chance, and good luck with that. It’s an idea from Coun. Mark MacDonald he floated on Twitter earlier this week and expanded...

2/16/2018

article Ontario’s online gambling grows but still lags provincial rivals
(Ontario) -- The Canadian province of Ontario’s government-run online gambling site posted double-digit revenue gains in its most current fiscal year, but still...

2/14/2018

article A North Bay Casino one step closer to reality
(Ontario) -- It appears the possibility of a casino on the north end of the city near the North Bay Regional Health Centre is closer to becoming official.

1/30/2018

article City plans plenty of public input before casino goes ahead in London
(Ontario) -- Londoners will have plenty of opportunities to weigh in on a potential casino coming to the forest city. City politicians say they want to have an extensive...

1/25/2018

article Do we know what casino will bring to our community?
(Ontario) -- Casinos have made a lot of headlines these past few months. Here in our backyard, focus has been on Gateway’s casino proposal to replace the Delta...

1/24/2018

article Casino expansion must play with city, citizens
(Ontario) -- Casino giant Gateway has to garner support from residents and city council before it can expand in London. Politicians at city hall and Queen’s Park...

1/23/2018

article Community voices loud in opposing Kingsway casino, events centre
(Ontario) -- Sudburians had their say about the rezoning of properties for a proposed casino and events centre on the Kingsway Monday night. It was the first of two...

1/22/2018

article Lots of passion at casino/arena public meeting
(Ontario) -- There was plenty of passion and people Monday night at city hall, as the planning committee heard input from the public on plans for the new arena events...

1/21/2018

article OLG makes third-quarter payment to city
(Ontario) -- Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) issued a third-quarter (October to December, 2017) non-tax gaming revenue payment of $346,055 to the City of...

1/20/2018

article Column: Sudbury 'being sold down the river'
(Ontario) -- As a city councillor, businessman and council representative on the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation board of directors, I, too, have more than a...

1/13/2018

article Accent: A voice against Sudbury's casino
(Ontario) -- Mr. Greg McKenzie employed by The Ontario Ministry of Finance as the OLG CEO has thanked you (Sudbury councillors) for your support for the past 18 years of...

1/11/2018

article Sudbury letter: Casino vote no longer valid
(Ontario) -- Who really voted for the casino? In May 2012, city council unilaterally voted on behalf of the residents to support a casino. The reason they voted this way...

1/9/2018

article Ontario’s new online lottery product more Miss than Hit
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is coming under fire for a new online lottery product that draws new winners every five minutes.

1/5/2018

article Casino not a good fit: opponents (updated)
(Ontario) -- When Eric Legendre was still a university student in his early 20s, he took up gambling. It started innocently enough, but soon he realized he had a problem.

1/4/2018

article A gamble not worth taking? Sudbury anti-casino movement gets over 2k signatures
(Ontario) -- About 75 people took part in a public meeting last night in Sudbury to discuss whether the city should move forward with a new casino.

1/3/2018

article Anti-Casino Lobby Says Gateway’s Casino Project is a Losing Bet for Sudbury
(Ontario) -- Anti-casino activists are protesting the development of Gateway’s full-scale gambling complex on the Kingsway. Last year, Canada’s leading...
article Casino naysayers speak out at town hall meeting
(Ontario) -- Nothing is written in stone and there's still time to prevent Sudbury from becoming the home to a new casino. That was the message being stressed during...
article Opposition grows to Sudbury casino
(Ontario) -- "A lot of people don't see gambling addiction the way they see alcohol or drug addiction, they think it's a choice and maybe it is the first...

1/2/2018

article New Year's gamblers evacuated from Sudbury Downs due to smell of smoke
(New York) -- Just after New Year's revellers at the gaming facility at Sudbury Downs in Chelmsford rang in 2018, the fire alarm went off and the building was...

1/1/2018

article Casino opponent lays out argument
(Ontario) -- Tom Fortin, a local businessman and driving force behind the Casino Free Sudbury campaign, believes a new casino on the Kingsway, or anywhere else in...

12/21/2017

article OLG selects gaming operator for area that includes Grand River Raceway
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has selected a private gaming operator for the region that includes the slots facility at Grand River...

12/19/2017

article B.C. casino operator wins Ontario contract amid money-laundering probe
(Ontario) -- The gambling operator whose flagship casino is at the centre of money-laundering probes in two provinces has been awarded another contract by Ontario's...
article City council says no dice to casino plebiscite
(Ontario) -- Owen Sound will not be asking voters in 2018 if they would support having a casino or slots facility in the city.
article Casino opponents planning town hall meeting
(Sudbury) -- Is a casino in Sudbury a good thing? Not according to No Casino Sudbury, which is hosting a town hall meeting in January to allow residents to learn more...

12/15/2017

article Ontario Launches Money Laundering Probe into Great Canadian’s Toronto Ops
(Ontario) -- Ontario’s Alcohol and Gaming Commission (AGCO) has launched a regulatory review of Great Canadian Gaming Corp, following investigations of alleged...
article KYC and AML Compliance - Can Blockchains Help?
(Quebec) -- Canadian legislation, more specifically the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (the “PCMLTFA”), imposes several...

12/13/2017

article Ontario minister will not delay casino deal for firm over ‘routine’ review
(Ontario) -- Ontario's Finance Minister says he has no intention of halting a takeover deal for casinos with a company whose flagship operation in British Columbia...
article Ontario probes alleged money laundering in B.C. casino
(Ontario) -- Ontario's gambling regulator is probing allegations of money laundering at the British Columbia flagship operation of the company awarded a lucrative...

12/12/2017

article Gateway reveals vision for new London casino development
(Ontario) -- What’s in the cards for the new casino proposed at the Western Fair District? Gateway Casinos laid out its plans for a $142-million development at the...

12/11/2017

article Gateway to lay out casino expansion plans in London
(Ontario) -- The company planning to expand its casino footprint in London will lay out its expansion plans Monday at an afternoon committee meeting.

11/24/2017

article OLG to expand online gambling options; will include novelty and sports betting
(Ontario) -- Think you know when U.S. President Donald Trump will be impeached? How about who the next James Bond will be? Or perhaps you have an inside track on the...

11/23/2017

article City, region request judicial review of OLG’s plans
(Ontario) -- Five months after the city said it was exploring “all available legal avenues” against a “flawed” Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp....

11/22/2017

article Casino Niagara's renovations helps to secure its future
(Ontario) -- The impact of a $7 million (Canadian) capital investment in Casino Niagara goes beyond the Las Vegas-style atmosphere that was created with the centerpiece...

11/21/2017

article Ontario Lottery seeks sports betting partner
(Ontario) -- Canada’s Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has begun a search for a service provider to help enhance and expand its sports betting service...

11/15/2017

article Sudbury letter: Casino would be good
(Ontario) -- I continue to be amazed at how narrow-minded and shortsighted some politicians can be and I wonder how the heck they ever get voted in.

11/14/2017

article Casino Negotiations Could Threaten Ontario Horse Racing Industry
(Ontario) -- A series of negotiations over the location and nature of casinos in Southwestern Ontario could have the unintended side effect of harming or even killing...

11/12/2017

article Harness racing's future in doubt as London casino battle brews
(Ontario) -- An industry older than Confederation, one that looms especially large in Southwestern Ontario, is shut out of behind-doors deal-making that could spell its...

11/7/2017

article Gateway Casinos seeks more bang for its buck at the Western Fair District
(Ontario) -- Gateway Casinos & Entertainment says the rent at the Western Fair District is too high, and that they want to negotiate a cheaper lease after the...

10/24/2017

article Niagara Casinos take holistic look at mental health
(Ontario) -- Working at a bustling, all-hours gambling establishment provides a unique set of psychological safety challenges, according to Lindsay Daw, disability...
article Wellness committee very active at Niagara Casinos
(Ontario) -- An aging employee demographic has proved to be no match for the robust wellness program at Niagara Casinos, according to Colleen Falco, director of HR...

10/23/2017

article Niagara Falls' OLG funding surpasses $100-million mark
(Ontario) -- The City of Niagara Falls received close to $7 million in the second quarter from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. In total, $6.81 million was...

10/20/2017

article City Casino Payments Now Total Over $27 million
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) today issued a second-quarter (July to September, 2017) non-tax gaming revenue payment of $406,809 to the...

10/19/2017

article 2 former chairs quit Sudbury Chamber of Commerce over casino, arena position
(Ontario) -- Two people who were once the face of the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce quit the board this week over the group's stance on a new casino and arena.
article Chamber doesn't expect more resignations over casino/arena
(Ontario) -- The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce is expressing disappointment after two high-profile members announced they were quitting the chamber. Former chairs...

9/2/2017

article Thunder Bay Casino gets rebranded
(Ontario) -- Three months after Gateway Casinos and Entertainment of Burnaby, BC officially began operating the Ontario government's OLG casino in Thunder Bay, the...

8/11/2017

article Woodbine casino could help city development
(Ontario) -- After Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp (OLG) selected a partnership between Great Canadian Gaming Corp and Brookfield Business Partners to be the new owner...

8/8/2017

article Woodbine casino a step closer to reality, but some still concerned
(Ontario) -- Toronto Deputy Mayor Vincent Crisanti says he's "fully optimistic" the operators chosen to run a casino at Woodbine Racetrack will soon be...
article Woodbine’s ‘city-within-a-city’ casino expansion expected to generate 2,500 jobs
(Ontario) -- Partnership between B.C.-based Great Canadian Gaming Corp. and Toronto-based Brookfield Business Partners is tight-lipped on plans for Woodbine, Great Blue...

8/7/2017

article Lockout at OLG Woodbine ends
(Ontario) -- Regular service at the slot machines at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto will resume on Tuesday. Slot machine workers have been locked out since July 14, after...
article World-class casino slated for Woodbine: Sources
(Ontario) -- Move over Niagara Falls. You, too, Casino Rama. Toronto gamblers could in the near future be betting at a world-class casino at Woodbine Racetrack in north...
article Great Canadian Gaming trading halted ahead of OLG gambling takeover news
(Ontario) -- Trading in the shares of Great Canadian Gaming Corp. was halted by regulators last week because of “pending news,” ahead of a provincial...

7/28/2017

article OLG privatisation criticised in Canada
(Ontario) -- The New Democratic Party (NDP) questioned the decision to privatise part of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG), as it believes that Ontario would lose...

7/27/2017

article Calls on financial accountability officer to ‘calculate how much Ontario families stand to lose’ to privatization
(Ontario) -- Ontario stands to lose millions in revenue when the province privatizes Ontario Lottery and Gaming, the NDP charges. And it wants Financial Accountability...

7/24/2017

article OLG to award lucrative Toronto gaming market to 1 of 3 final contenders
(Ontario) -- After surviving and an elimination round that saw at least three other highly qualified contenders pack up and leave the fight, it appears as if Malaysia...
article Ontario to hand over gambling control to private operators
(Ontario) -- Officials from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp (OLG) have confirmed that they will hand over control of gambling operations in the greater Toronto area...
article OLG's latest cheque to Windsor for over $3.5 million
(Ontario) -- Windsor has received more than $3.5 million from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) — one of its largest payments in recent memory...

6/30/2017

article Point Edward to get US$20 million investment
(Ontario) -- The Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Point Edward Casino will undergo a series of refurbishments in order to be rebranded as one of Starlight Casinos.

6/28/2017

article Casino has 'negative realities'
(Ontario) -- North Bay's future casino will likely be a poor cousin to its counterpart in Sudbury, says Janet Zimbalatti. With plans for a $60-million gaming...

6/26/2017

article Local businessman resumes campaign to stop Sudbury casino
(Ontario) -- As the debate rages ahead of tomorrow evening's city council meeting on the location of an arena/events centre, a Sudbury businessman is cranking up his...
article Opposition grows to Sudbury casino project
(Ontario) -- A report endorsed by Pat MacIsaac of Sudbury Down and John Arnold of The Dalron Group said the new gaming facility would drain money, jobs and culture from...
article Sudbury casino would drain economy: report
(Ontario) -- Opponents to a casino for Sudbury are beginning to marshall their forces, arguing such a facility would drain money, jobs and culture from the city. In a...

6/14/2017

article Casino construction will pump $60 million into Sudbury's economy
(Ontario) -- Gateway Casinos & Entertainment, the company that has acquired rights to build a casino in North Bay, says it has signed a letter of intent with True...

6/13/2017

article New casino to be built on the Kingsway, expected to open in 2020
(Ontario) -- Gateway Casinos has signed a letter of intent to add a new casino to the entertainment complex that Dario Zulich and his partners are planning to build on...
article People who bought our casino will spend $60 million on a new one in Sudbury
(Ontario) -- The gaming and entertainment company tapped to run and build casinos in the northeast announced moments ago that it has signed a deal with True North Strong...

6/7/2017

article Casino Niagara adding $7M 'just plain more fun'
(Ontario) -- Big changes are coming to Casino Niagara. Niagara Casinos President Richard Taylor says a $7 million renovation is underway that will deliver what he calls...
article London casino: A full-blown casino planned in London has triggered barely a whimper,
(Ontario) -- Craps, roulette, blackjack — and more slot machines. A couple of new restaurants, and a modest-sized hotel. The private operator taking over Ontario...

6/5/2017

article Construction to start soon on Shorelines Casino Peterborough after city council approves site plan
(Ontario) -- The new Shorelines Casino Peterborough is a go. Council gave the final approval for the casino on Monday, and now construction can begin. The developer and...
article Renovations begin at Casino Niagara
(Ontario) -- More changes are coming to Casino Niagara. Niagara Casinos on Monday announced that the next phase of its g $7-million investment into the 20-year-old...

5/30/2017

article Gateway takes over slots at Sudbury Downs, casino operations in the North
(Ontario) -- Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd is now officially the operator of casinos in Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie and the Slots at Sudbury Downs.

5/24/2017

article Brantford Casino on the auction block
(Ontario) -- According to a Brantford Expositor article published last week, the Brantford Casino is on the chopping block. Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. announced...

5/22/2017

article Ontario Lottery to continue long-running partnership with Pollard Banknote
(Ontario) -- Canada's Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has signed a five-year extension to its contract with Toronto-listed lottery service provider...

5/20/2017

article Gateway Casino expanding in north
(Ontario) -- The person who will oversee the operation of gaming facilities in Northern Ontario—including OLG Slots in North Bay—will set up shop in Sault...

5/17/2017

article Union town hall addresses potential job losses at two Niagara casinos
(Ontario) -- Canada’s largest private sector union held a town hall in Niagara on Wednesday in the hopes of saving jobs at two casinos in the region. The union...

5/16/2017

article Casino rally at Gale Centre to send 'clear message'
(Ontario) -- Despite the province already saying no, Niagara politicians continue to turn up the heat on their push to terminate a request for proposal to select new...
article Ward 4 councillor surveying constituents about potential casino development
(Ontario) -- City council will get the final say on whether London should roll the dice on a full-service casino, so one local politician has already started a dialogue...
article Who will operate casino?
(Ontario) -- The new operator of the Brantford casino and three other gaming sites should be known later this year, says a spokesperson for the Ontario Lottery and...

5/14/2017

article London casino in the cards?
(Ontario) -- Western Fair District could soon become home to a massive new casino, after a B.C. company last week took over provincially operated gaming sites across...

5/9/2017

article Gambling: OLG's new operatorin London and region promises $200-million improvement
(Ontario) -- A private casino operator taking over provincial gaming operations in Southwestern Ontario says the slots at Western Fair District in London could soon add...

4/26/2017

article Falls council against casino theatre proposal
(Ontario) -- Niagara Falls city council voted against a proposal that would see a 5,000-seat entertainment theatre built above the bus area at the back of Fallsview...
article Shorelines Casino pays out, sends $575K to Belleville for first quarter
(Ontario) -- If you lost big gambling at Shorelines Casino Belleville over the past quarter, you can take comfort in knowing your losses are at least helping the city.

4/21/2017

article Cavan Monaghan receives $724,045 from OLG for hosting slots
(Ontario) -- Cavan Monaghan has received its fourth-quarter payment from Ontario Lottering and Gaming for hosting the Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs.

4/12/2017

article LETTER: Casinos siphoned millions from Sudbury, Brantford and Thunder Bay in 2014-15
(Ontario) -- The following is in response to the letter Stick with 2012 casino decision which appeared April 2. To the editor: The North Bay casino decision is subject...

4/11/2017

article Casino in Collingwood may not be a sure bet
(Ontario) -- The Strategic Initiatives Committee received an update last week on a potential casino in Collingwood. A staff report was presented the same week the RFP...
article Niagara Casino battle
(Ontario) -- Niagara politicians are waving the red flag following the province’s decision to move forward with getting a new operator for the city’s two...
article LETTER: City must treat casinos, bingo halls equally
(Ontario) -- To the editor: I grow tired of the casino arguments. I personally could not care less whether or not we have one. I still prefer to take my entertainment...

4/10/2017

article Casino concerns bring Niagara officials to Queen’s Park
(Ontario) -- The day after the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation started a process to find new operators for Casino Niagara and the Fallsview Casino, a delegate...
article Concerns over Niagara Falls casino jobs not being taken seriously: Diodati
(Ontario) -- The province is moving ahead with the modernization process for gaming in the city after the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) issued request for...

4/4/2017

article Casino Back up for Discussion in Collingwood
(Ontario) -- A couple of big issues are to be discussed at the Collingwood Strategic Initiatives Standing Committee meeting this afternoon. The committee will talk about...

4/2/2017

article LETTER: Stick with 2012 casino decision
(Ontario) -- To the editor: For the past several months, I have been reading the back and fro debate about whether a casino operating in North Bay would be a positive...

3/31/2017

article LETTER: Don’t feed province's gambling addiction
(Ontario) -- To the editor: Governments have an important role in our society. These are the organizations which provide the law of the land.

3/27/2017

article Sousa denies request to halt gaming modernization in Niagara Falls
(Ontario) -- In a response to joint open letter dated Feb. 21 from Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati and Niagara Region Chair Alan Caslin, Sousa said the government would...

3/25/2017

article Officials ask OLGC to stop looking for new operator of two casinos
(Ontario) -- The St. Catharines Standard newspaper in Canada reports local officials have followed their counterparts in Niagara Falls by unanimously passing an official...

3/24/2017

article Slot revenue pours into London infrastructure projects
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation poured $4.5 million in slot machine revenue last year into infrastructure upgrades in London. A chunk of up to $1...

3/23/2017

article City wants safer bet for casino workers
(Ontario) -- St. Catharines is joining Niagara Falls and the Region in an effort to protect casino jobs. Councillors unanimously backed a motion by St. George’s...

3/22/2017

article Horse racing’s future in Flamborough tied to slot revenues
(Ontario) -- The executive director of racing at Flamboro Downs says horse racing will continue on site, as long as their gaming facility stays in operation. Bruce...
article Racing will continue at Flamboro Downs for at least the next 6 years
(Ontario) -- It's still a struggling industry in Flamborough. But the head of horse racing at Flamboro Downs says his company is committed to offering the sport for...
article Casino opposition will rear its head at city council again this week
(Ontario) -- More opposition to a potential casino is expected to make its way to city council this week. Members of No Casino North Bay and others will present tomorrow...

3/20/2017

article Casino opposition returning to council
(Ontario) -- Opponents of a casino in North Bay are still hoping to convince city politicians to rethink the decision to become a host community. Another round of...
article Opponents of North Bay casino rise
(Ontario) -- A new round of council presentations from members of No Casino North Bay will begin tomorrow in Canada. The group of people against the construction of a...

3/19/2017

article Casino opposition returning to council
(Ontario) -- Opponents of a casino in North Bay are still hoping to convince city politicians to rethink the decision to become a host community.

3/13/2017

article Encouraging casino numbers
(Ontario) -- Numbers are indicating Shorelines Casino has a winning hand in Belleville. Just more than a month after the Bell Boulevard facility’s opening,...

3/5/2017

article Letters: City casino belongs underground
(Ontario) -- To the editor: The casino planned for North Bay could be the only underground casino in the world located in The Hole at our base with a NATO theme.

3/2/2017

article Falls, Region want casino process terminated
(Ontario) -- The province should scrap its process for selecting the next operator of Niagara Falls’ two casinos, say Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati and Niagara...

2/24/2017

article Ontario Municipal Board closes Shorelines Casino Peterborough appeal file, cancels hearings
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing over the casino is officially cancelled. A three-week hearing was scheduled for City Hall, starting May 8 - but it...

2/23/2017

article New operator at Sudbury Downs takes over in May
(Ontario) -- In May, almost five years to the day after the modernization program was announced, the new operator of Greater Sudbury's gambling facility will take...
article Province to hand over Sault casino operations in May
(Ontario) -- The casino's new owners will take over in May, says OLG. Gateway Casinos, based in Burnaby, B.C., was awarded the contract for the Northern Bundle,...
article Opinion: City of Peterborough's casino 'payoff' could lead to more of the same
(Ontario) -- There has been much chatter about Peterborough city council's decision to make a deal with those objecting to its approval of a casino.

2/18/2017

article Shoreslines Casino Peterborough settlement up for approval Tuesday
(Ontario) -- At a special meeting on Tuesday, city council is expected to ratify an agreement that will resolve the appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) regarding...

2/15/2017

article No Casino Peterborough considers refiling appeal of Shorelines Casino Peterborough rezoning to have say before Ontario Municipal Board
(Ontario) -- The citizens' group that opposes a casino in Peterborough may refile an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). No Casino Peterborough...

2/4/2017

article Gateway refinances secured debt
(Ontario) -- The company hired to run OLG Casino Sault Ste. Marie is refinancing its existing secured debt in part to help purchase its new stake in several gambling...

1/25/2017

article First new Ontario casino in a decade opens, but critics warn of downside
(Ontario) -- The city of Belleville, Ontario, is abuzz over its new $41-million Shorelines Casino Belleville, a 48,000 square-foot facility that represents the first new...

1/24/2017

article OLG makes Q3 payments for hosting casinos
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has issued its third-quarter non-tax gaming revenue payment of $5.6 million to the City of Niagara Falls.
article City urged to brace for casino's impact
(Ontario) -- North Bay council was advised Monday to be prepared for the fallout of having a casino in the city. City politicians heard from this area's medical...

1/22/2017

article City receives casino pay
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. issued a third-quarter (October to December) non-tax gaming revenue payment of $590,180 to the City of Thunder Bay on...

1/20/2017

article Gambling pays off; Lottery corporation pays Windsor $2.2 million for hosting casino
(Ontario) -- The City of Windsor got a $2.2 million paycheque from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Friday for hosting Caesars Windsor. Municipalities where...

1/19/2017

article Blackjack back after casino renovation
(Ontario) -- Grand Portage Lodge and Casino will open a new gambling option next week south of Thunder Bay. After months of intensive construction, a completely new...

1/16/2017

article OMB pre-hearing on Shorelines Casino Peterborough next week at City Hall
(Ontario) -- No Casino Peterborough hasn't given up the fight to keep a casino from opening, says the group's chairwoman - the citizens' group has simply...

1/13/2017

article Casino cash will flow into the County
(Ontario) -- Residents of Prince Edward County need not worry all the money from Shorelines Casino Belleville will stay north of the Norris Whitney Bridge.
article Ontario Lottery and Gaming's promised jackpot delayed
(Ontario) -- When Ontario Lottery and Gaming announced its grand plans for "modernizing" gambling in the province, it forecast its reforms would bring the...

1/12/2017

article Casino open to public
(Ontario) -- A seat at a slot machine or table game is now a mere minutes drive away for Sam Dean and his wife, Doris, who say they’re thrilled about no longer...
article Shorelines Casino Opens In Belleville
(Ontario) -- Shorelines Casino Belleville opened it’s doors to the public a few months earlier than expected. Rod Baker/ President & CEO, Great Canadian Gaming...
article Peterborough casino pre-hearing refines which issues will be heard in full
(Ontario) -- The fight against a casino in Peterborough continues as the second Ontario Municipal Board pre-hearing conference draws closer. At the conference, set for...

1/11/2017

article Belleville casino opens
(Ontario) -- Get ready to place your bets. The new $41 million Shorelines Casino at 380 Bell Blvd. officially opened Wednesday. The first of its kind in Ontario since...
press release Shorelines Casino Belleville Opens Today - January 11, 2017
(Ontario) -- The wait is finally over as the anticipated Grand Opening of Shorelines Casino Belleville is scheduled to take place today, starting at 5 p.m. "We have...

1/2/2017

article No Casino Peterborough group steps back from legal proceedings
(Ontario) -- In Canada, a lobby group opposed to a plan that would bring a casino to the small Ontario city of Peterborough has reportedly stepped back as an official...

1/1/2017

article Casino to open Jan. 11?
(Ontario) -- Mayor Taso Christopher's cards show the casino opening in about 10 days, but Shorelines Casino executives aren't putting their money on it.
article 'No Casino' group no longer an official party at OMB hearing
(Ontario) -- Citizens’ group No Casino Peterborough announced it is stepping back as an official party to the proceedings, and instead will seek to make their case...

12/28/2016

article Casino opening approaches
(Ontario) -- Anyone betting on gambling at Belleville’s new casino, this year, is holding a losing hand. The initial forecast by Shorelines Casino officials,...

12/19/2016

article How much was paid for our casinos?
(Ontario) -- When the province announced last week that it had found a buyer for Thunder Bay's casino, it was reassuring to learn that the more than 300 people who...
article Shorelines Casino Belleville opening is ‘imminent’ but no official date set yet
(Ontario) -- The opening of the new Shorelines Casino Belleville is “imminent” but no official date has been set yet, said an executive with the company. In...

12/18/2016

article LETTER: No to casino? Why not no to everything?
(Ontario) -- To the editor: To use his words, "the reasons so far are mostly based on assumptions masquerading as facts." Seems like bingo supporters will talk...

12/17/2016

article Point Edward casino operator chosen
(Ontario) -- Gateway Casinos and Entertainment will take over day-to-day operations of the Point Edward Casino as early as this spring. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming...

12/16/2016

article North Bay's new casino expected to be a regional draw
(Ontario) -- We do believe in creating an entertainment experience whether you're a gambler or not and we try to create a number of compelling reasons for folks to...

12/14/2016

article Signature branding key to casino success
(Ontario) -- The company hired to run Casino Sault Ste. Marie is counting on its signature 'brands' to grasp a greater chunk of the entertainment market. Carrie...
article Private company taking over Northern Ontario casinos
(Ontario) -- A new three-year contract for about 200 unionized workers at Thunder Bay’s casino will remain intact after a private company takes the operation over...

12/13/2016

article Casino one step closer: OLG selects provider for new gaming bundle
(Ontario) -- After months of anticipation, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG) has selected a Burnaby, B.C.-based firm to take over gambling operations in Northern...
article OLG names new casino operator for North Bay
(Ontario) -- As the service provider for the North Gaming Bundle, Gateway will have the opportunity to build two new gaming and entertainment facilities, one in the N5...

12/12/2016

article Gates calls on Province to delay RFPQ process for casinos
(Ontario) -- Wayne Gates has called on the provincial government to delay the process to select an operator for the city’s two casinos. “We only have one...

12/10/2016

article Re-write casino process to entice big names: Gates
(Ontario) -- As Casino Niagara celebrated its 20th anniversary, the debate on how best to select its next operator heated up at Queen’s Park. Niagara Falls NDP MPP...
article Casino Niagara to undergo multi-million dollar upgrade
(Toronto) -- In Canada, the Casino Niagara recently marked its 20th birthday with an announcement that it is to receive just over $5.3 million in partnership with the...
article OLGC investing $3.5M in new gaming tech at Casino Niagara
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. (OLGC) says it will be investing $3.6 million in various capital projects and another $3.5 million in new gaming...

12/8/2016

article Zulich sees casino as key part of his entertainment development plans for Sudbury
(Ontario) -- Dario Zulich looks at the bushland he owns off the Kingsway and imagines a 5,000 seat arena, a car racing track and a casino resort.
article CLOSEUP: Casino Niagara turns 20
(Ontario) -- Some were fearful and skeptical. Others excited and optimistic. Wayne Thomson, mayor at the time, was caught in the middle, trying to convince the former...

12/7/2016

article OLG says long-awaited first step to northern Ontario casino expansion 'few weeks' away
(Ontario) -- Plans for new casinos in northern Ontario are slowly moving ahead, just as the province says it is ready to announce the private company that will run them...

12/5/2016

article Rezoning for casino site clears public planning although OLG has yet to name operator, pick location
(Ontario) -- City politicians are set to approve the rezoning of two sites on Pinewood Park Drive as potential casino locations. There were no objections from around the...

12/4/2016

article Region awaits word on future gambling glory
(Ontario) -- Southwestern Ontario centres with gambling slot machines, including London, could soon find out how the province’s overhaul of its gaming empire will...

11/30/2016

article Announcement on casino owner expected soon
(Ontario) -- A new owner of the Point Edward Casino could be announced in the coming weeks. Point Edward council was updated Wednesday by Jack Pastore, director of...

11/19/2016

article So, who will run Casino Sault Ste. Marie?
(Ontario) -- We’ll soon find out who will be operating Casino Sault Ste. Marie and other northern Ontario gaming facilities under Ontario Lottery and Gaming’...
article SEARCH ENGINE: That time Trump wanted to build a casino in Niagara
(Ontario) -- You ask… We answer. Q: Did Donald Trump ever try to expand his casino empire to this side of the border? A: Niagara Fallsview Casino could have been...
article LETTER: Harper road Casino or Garage
(Ontario) -- So After all the whining and complaining about a casino being built around the same area that the city has plans to build a garage that will bring in city...
article Sudbury letter: Zulich proposal interesting, but there are questions
(Ontario) -- Dario Zulich and his team at True North are clearly thinking outside the box regarding their proposal to build a multi-use, all-season event centre on their...

11/18/2016

article Casino cyber attack victims need credit, identity theft protection: law firm
(Ontario) -- The law firm that has filed one of two class action lawsuits in the wake of a cyber attack on Casino Rama, issued a press release today indicating that it...
article Casino decision for Sudbury, North 'close'
(Ontario) -- Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is close to announcing which service provider will take over operations of the Slots at Sudbury Downs, Casino Sault...
article OLG is looking to setup a new casino within the central gaming building that would sit alongside Georgian Downs and Casino Rama
(Ontario) -- Ontario’s Lottery and Gaming Corporation is getting ready to submit a proposal to allow for a new casino to be setup within the south Georgian Bay...

11/13/2016

article Massive theft of Ontario's Casino Rama data sparks proposed class action
(Ontario) -- Class-action lawyers wasted little time Friday in jumping on word of a cyberattack on an Ontario casino in which sensitive information was stolen.

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