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City ready to show its hand at special casino meeting

A Special Meeting of Council will be held next Wednesday at 5:00pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The meeting will address the proposed casino development by Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited. The City Clerk’s department will be publishing an agenda with the Report from the CAO attached this afternoon on the City of North Bay website.

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12/15/2018

article North Bay Casino Approved in Canada, Residents Respond in Outrage
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12/12/2018

article Council gives casino the nod during raucous meeting
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12/8/2018

article North Bay council asked to sign off on casino
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12/7/2018

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12/6/2018

article City ready to show its hand at special casino meeting
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12/1/2018

article Gateway plans no major work to interim Sault casino
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article North Bay's 'Cascades Casino' to open in spring of 2020
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11/28/2018

article Point Edward casino completes transformation to ‘Starlight’ (GALLERY)
(Ontario) -- The year-long transformation of Point Edward’s casino is now complete. The re-branded Starlight Casino showcased their new gaming floor, bar and...

11/23/2018

article Peterborough casino opening leaves restaurant’s future dicey
(Ontario) -- A local restaurateur says his customers have largely disappeared in the last five weeks – they've all gone to the new Shorelines Casino...

11/14/2018

article Water damage at newly renovated casino
(Ontario) -- Point Edward Fire and Rescue responded to an alarm at the Gateway Casino in Point Edward Tuesday night. When they arrived, they discovered a fire sprinkler...

11/13/2018

article City pulls in $4.8M in gaming revenue from Western Fair District
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11/9/2018

article Shorelines Casino Peterborough Opening Raises Some Questions about Problem Gambling Rates in the Region
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11/8/2018

article Ontario Casino Workers Say They Haven't Been Paid In Six Weeks And Are Being Forced To Work Part Time
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11/7/2018

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10/22/2018

article Variety the spice of life for Niagara Casino’s winning wellness program
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10/21/2018

article Hanover receives latest big casino payment
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10/15/2018

article Ajax Downs Casino Gets Permission to Stay
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10/12/2018

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10/11/2018

article Province says slots-at-racetrack program back; no word on Fort Erie
(Ontario) -- In a news release touting his accomplishments from his first 100 days in office, the office of Ontario Premier Doug Ford wrote that the slots-at-racetrack...

10/10/2018

article Ontario government announces agreement to keep controversial casino in Ajax Downs
(Ontario) -- Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s government has announced a deal to allow two casinos just seven kilometres apart in a bid to satisfy two municipalities...

9/25/2018

article Canadian operator announces second Ontario casino renovation
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article City hall moves on rezoning for Gateway casino and hotel
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9/24/2018

article Greater Sudbury Casino’s Future Remains Unclear Despite City Council’s Approval
(Ontario) -- The fate of the Kingsway Entertainment District project is still unknown, with discussions about the future of the proposed Greater Sudbury casino remaining...

9/21/2018

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9/20/2018

article Ontario Finance Minister open to idea of a casino on Toronto’s waterfront
(Ontario) -- Ontario’s Finance Minister says the provincial government is open to having a casino in downtown Toronto, but any decision will be made in consultation with...
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(Ontario) -- Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited ("Gateway") announced today it will invest an estimated $18 million into renovations at their Hanover...

9/16/2018

article Mohegan Gaming named service provider for Niagara Falls venues
(Ontario) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment has been chosen by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation as the service provider for a trio of entertainment venues...

9/12/2018

article Gateway identifies two alternate properties for new casino
(Ontario) -- The city of London appears to be under new pressure to reach a deal with Gateway Casinos at the Western Fair District or risk losing its gambling operation...

9/11/2018

article Can ‘calorie labels’ on slot machines promote healthier gambling?
(Ontario) -- Two UW professors are determined to figure out the best way to educate players about the addictive properties of the games and how much money they might win...
article Gateway might pick a new spot in London for its multi-million dollar casino development
(Ontario) -- Gateway Casinos is eyeing two alternative locations on Wonderland Road for its $140-million casino development, saying they’re frustrated negotiations...

9/5/2018

article Council race: I’m not flip-flopping on casinos, Kirwan says
(Ontario) -- Ward 5 incumbent Robert Kirwan has found himself having to explain why he’s seemingly changed his mind on the impact casinos have on host communities...

8/29/2018

article No referendum, no casino, Sudbury appeal argues
(Sudbury) -- Gordon Petch’s appeal record has been made public. In it, the lawyer for several of those appealing the Kingsway Entertainment District indicates he plans...

8/14/2018

article Mayoral candidate wants a Community Investment Fund to support the arts, cultural and leisure areas
(Ontario) -- Mayoral Candidate, Gary Gardiner says in a news release that he will establish a Community Investment Fund if elected. It would support activities in the...

8/10/2018

article Both sides in Sudbury arena, casino squabble to meet as LPAT rules Kingsway appeals valid
(Ontario) -- All sides of the ongoing debate about the planned Kingsway Entertainment District in Greater Sudbury have circled Nov. 6, 2018 in the calendar. That's...

8/3/2018

article Is price paid for Southwestern Ontario casinos still a secret? You bet
(Ontario) -- It snapped up almost all the gambling operations in Southwestern Ontario in one fell swoop, a deal that made it Canada’s largest casino company.

7/26/2018

article Local Firms Halt Bids for Niagara Casinos
(Ontario) -- In the Canadian province of Ontario, it now seems imminent that two of the largest local gaming venues – Casino Niagara and Niagara Fallsview Casino...

7/25/2018

article Delta casino proposal heading back to council
(Ontario) -- The proposal by Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd. to build a $70-million casino/hotel complex at the Delta Town & Country site will be going to...

7/24/2018

article Niagara Falls receives $7M in casino-hosting revenue
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7/21/2018

article Casino cash infusion
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7/17/2018

article Canadian operators bow out of Niagara Falls casinos bidding
(Ontario) -- Two of Canada’s biggest casino operators conceded defeat to U.S. gambling companies in the Niagara Falls casino bidding wars, according to a Globe and...

7/16/2018

article Canadian Operators Leave the Bidding War for Niagara Falls Properties Amid Strong US Gambling Operators’ Competition
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7/12/2018

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7/10/2018

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7/6/2018

article How Ontario casinos protect against money laundering and what B.C. can learn
(Ontario) -- People who have never set foot in a casino have learned a lot about money laundering in recent days. Dirty Money, a report into money laundering released...

7/5/2018

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article Ground Officially Broken On Chatham Casino Site
(Ontario) -- Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited officials were joined by municipal administration, construction workers, and community members for the ceremony...

6/26/2018

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6/13/2018

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6/12/2018

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(Ontario) -- A year after they were taken over by a private company, jobs are being trimmed at northern Ontario's casinos. The company says these are just...
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6/11/2018

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article Gateway Casinos Sudbury lays off seven workers: union
(Ontario) -- The decision to privatize Ontario’s gaming operations is the reason Gateway Casinos Sudbury is laying off seven employees here, the workers’...

5/28/2018

article Natural resources strategy sought in Ontario
(Ontario) -- With the Ontario provincial election a little more than a week away, leaders from the Aboriginal, mining, prospecting, foresty, local government and broader...

5/24/2018

article Peterborough casino job fair attracts hundreds but job future uncertain for Kawartha Downs staff
(Ontario) -- The union representing about 30 employees at Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs in Fraserville says food, beverage and security staff should keep their jobs...

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
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1/23/2018

article Community voices loud in opposing Kingsway casino, events centre
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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...
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(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.
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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?
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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
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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.

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