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Letter: Casino would ruin Sudbury

The citizens of the City of Greater Sudbury must choose from the following: Better roads and snowplowing standards, or a new casino? Growth in the population or a new casino? Good jobs that have not materialized under the present mayor and council or a new casino?

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2/15/2020

article Casino critic got his fact wrongs, senior city staffer in Sudbury says in affidavit
(Ontario) -- Ian Wood is alleging Jeff MacIntyre got his facts wrong when it comes to a controversial casino planned for Greater Sudbury. Wood, the city’s...

2/13/2020

article Letter: Casino would ruin Sudbury
(Ontario) -- The citizens of the City of Greater Sudbury must choose from the following: Better roads and snowplowing standards, or a new casino? Growth in the...

2/9/2020

article Odds are favourable North Bay’s casino opens on target this summer
(Ontario) -- It currently resembles an abandoned airport hangar but in less than six months, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited plans to have its North Bay...

1/23/2020

article Gateway still betting on Kingsway casino, council told
(Ontario) -- Gateway Casinos, which aims to build a $60 million casino as part of the Kingsway Entertainment District in Sudbury, has merged with another company, city...
article City of Belleville releases casino cash spending breakdown
(Ontario) -- The City of Belleville is trying to answer some of the questions surrounding where the money goes that the city gets for hosting the Shorelines Casino.

1/22/2020

article Herman settles lawsuit with Chances Casino
(Ontario) -- Bryce Herman has settled his lawsuit against his former employer, Chances Casino. Herman served as the North Shore casino’s director of marketing from...
article OLG makes third quarter payment to casino hosting communities
(Ontario) -- Niagara Falls is on the receiving end of nearly $5 million. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation making the third quarter payment to the city for...

1/21/2020

article Third quarter casino payment pushes Belleville over the $9 million mark
(Ontario) -- The City of Belleville has been handed its third-quarter payment from the OLG for hosting the Shorelines Casino. The payment of $835,503 in non-tax gaming...

1/15/2020

article Masse wants to raise stakes for sports betting
(Ontario) -- A local Member of Parliament is gathering support for the legalizing of single-game sports betting in Canada. Windsor West MP Brian Masse was in Toronto and...

1/11/2020

article Finally, Gateway Casino build under way as gambling business 'spikes'
(Ontario) -- Buildings have been demolished, fencing is up and the site is being cleared. Finally, after years of delays and negotiations, construction is underway on...

1/9/2020

article OLG to accept bids for Windsor’s casino operations
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation says bids will be accepted from companies interested in taking over day-to-day operations from Windsor’s...

1/8/2020

article Masse calls on Trudeau to legalize sports betting, protect Ojibway Shores
(Ontario) -- Although Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s planned visit to Windsor was cancelled late Wednesday, local MP Brian Masse (NDP — Windsor-West)...

1/7/2020

article OLG looking to modernize Windsor casino
(Ontario) -- Caesars Windsor could soon go by a different name. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is including the Windsor casino in its modernization...
article Toronto firm riding 'rapid growth' of online betting sector
(Ontario) -- Even if you hate sports and gambling, you’ll likely have heard of DraftKings, a US provider of fantasy sports and sports betting. It’s the tip of an iceberg...

1/2/2020

article Hells Angels’ Illegal Sports Betting Sites Brought Down By OPP
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have broke up a crime ring operated by three members of Hells Angels who were responsible for running a series of...

12/26/2019

article Casino Sued By Compulsive Gambler For Letting Him Lose $260,000
(Ontario) -- A Canadian man is suing a casino for allegedly letting him lose more than $342,000 (about $260,000 U.S.) by taking advantage of his status as a compulsive...

12/24/2019

article Ontario Ministry of Transportation employee suspended after arrest in Hells Angels gambling bust
(Ontario) -- A provincial civil servant has been suspended after he was among 28 people — including three Ontario Hells Angels — who were charged last week...

12/21/2019

article Will Wasaga Beach hit the jackpot with new casino?
(Ontario) -- It appeared that all bets were off when it came to the location and timing of Wasaga Beach’s casino. While the community appears to have welcomed the...

12/18/2019

article Woodbine All-Sources Handle Second-Largest in History
(Ontario) -- Woodbine Entertainment announced Dec. 18 that the 2019 Thoroughbred meet produced an all-sources handle of $516,189,880.80—the second-largest in its history...

12/15/2019

article Teens warned not to roll the dice on gambling
(Ontario) -- The Responsible Gambling Council is warning teens about the potential dangers of gambling. The organization’s popular interactive show Game Brain made...

12/5/2019

article Wasaga Beach casino to open in 2021
(Ontario) -- A new timeline for the Wasaga Beach casino has been announced. Gateway Casinos and Entertainment declared ground-breaking for the new facility will happen...

12/4/2019

article Category 1 interference rule to be considered by Ontario regulators
(Ontario) -- The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), the province’s racing regulator, is considering changes to the rules governing interference in...

12/3/2019

article North Bay not gambling with Pinewood Park Drive safety
(Ontario) -- The City of North Bay will lower the speed limit on a portion of Pinewood Park Drive to 60 km/h in part from the new casino development taking place in the...

11/19/2019

article Council to address mill site redevelopment
(Ontario) -- The debate over redevelopment plans for the former mill property in Kenora is set for tomorrow at city hall. The proposal is also scheduled for a special...

11/15/2019

article Slot machines returning to Hiawatha in the New Year
(Ontario) -- Gamblers could be feeding the slots again by the end of January at Sarnia’s Hiawatha Horse Park and Entertainment Centre. The site on London Line was...

11/13/2019

article Residents support city's old mill site project, speak out against possible casino
(Ontario) -- Kenora city council’s public meeting on the rezoning of the former Abitibi Mill site concluded with a handful of local residents speaking in support...

11/3/2019

article Casino plans spark petition
(Ontario) -- A petition being circulated in Kenora opposes a new casino, which could be built on the former mill property. Gateway is planning to build a 19,000 sq. ft....

10/24/2019

article City receives $542K in Q2 payment from OLG
(Ontario) -- The money covers the period from July 1 to Sept. 30, bring the city's share of revenue since November 1999 to more than $43.6 million. “Revenues...

10/23/2019

article OLG makes $6M payment to Niagara Falls for hosting casinos
(Ontario) -- Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has issued its second-quarter non-tax gaming revenue payment of $6 million to the City of Niagara Falls. The payment, for...

10/4/2019

article Ontario’s online gambling revenue still lags provincial rivals
(Ontario) -- Online gambling revenue in Canada’s largest province continues to post impressive annual growth, although it still hasn’t caught up to its two...

8/29/2019

article Casino adds table games at Western Fair in advance of move to London's southwest
(Ontario) -- Gateway Casinos is adding table games to the slots at the Western Fair, a sneak preview of the $75-million casino it’s building in southwest London....

8/28/2019

article 'Drawings look very good.' Path clear for Wasaga casino to proceed
(Ontario) -- The final hurdle has been cleared for Gateway Casino and Entertainment’s Wasaga Beach gaming site. At its Aug. 27 meeting, Wasaga Beach council...

8/16/2019

press release Great Canadian Gaming Corporation Ratifies Union Agreement at Casino Woodbine
(Ontario) -- Great Canadian Gaming Corporation ("Great Canadian") is pleased to announce that certain departments at Casino Woodbine, which are represented by...

8/7/2019

article Impact of Casino Rama job losses 'devastating'
(Ontario) -- Just over a year ago, Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, the same company that is building a casino in North Bay, won a bidding process to operate Rama and...

8/3/2019

article Impact of Casino Rama job losses 'devastating' for entire region
(Toronto) -- For two decades, Casino Rama has been referred to as the economic engine of the entire region. At one point, the popular gaming facility was reportedly...

7/30/2019

article New $75M Casino gets green light from London Council
(Ontario) -- Despite raising several issues about a lack of public consultation, London Council has given its stamp of approval to allow a new casino to be built in the...

7/28/2019

article Contentious London casino proposal looking like a safe political bet
(Ontario) -- It appears London politicians are ready to roll the dice on a new $75-million casino in the city’s southwest, despite the issue deadlocking a council...

7/26/2019

article Wasaga Beach casino plans move forward, while Casino Rama is dealt layoffs
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation approved a business plan for the casino in Wasaga Beach. The location near the Highway 26 roundabout was one of...

7/14/2019

article Huge New Casino Coming To London, Ontario
(Ontario) -- There’s a big new casino coming to Ontario – and it isn’t going to be a small one. Gaming giants Gateway has this week unveiled plans for...

7/8/2019

article Where's Ontario Lottery's secret study, showing gamblers want worse odds?
(Ontario) -- The Interprovincial Lottery Corporation and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation are doubling down on the silent treatment. More than a month after...

6/24/2019

article Londoners get sneak peek at casino planned for south end
(Ontario) -- Gateway Casinos has given Londoners a first look at its new plan for a casino in the city. A public meeting was held at the London Chamber of Commerce on...

6/17/2019

article Kenora Tribe Stands No Chance against Gateway Casinos in Favoritism Lawsuit
(Ontario) -- First Nations casino venues offer a breath of fresh air for casino patrons seeking something new and exciting. The opportunities for development of both...
article Gateway’s North Bay Plans and the Casino Industry’s Continued Success
(Ontario) -- There are a host of exciting construction and development projects taking place across the Ontario region at present and it often seems like the area is...

6/6/2019

article Gateway in $31m North Bay casino construction
(Ontario) -- Gateway Casinos and Entertainment has disclosed plans to invest approximately $31m to construct its new Cascades Casino North Bay property.

6/3/2019

article Cascades Casino breaks ground in North Bay
(Ontario) -- Work on the new $31-million Cascades Casino is underway in North Bay after a May 31 groundbreaking ceremony that Finance Minister Vic Fedeli called "...

6/2/2019

article As Sudbury fights over theirs, work on North Bay's casino begins
(Ontario) -- As Sudburians engage in an increasingly bitter and uncertain battle over whether the city should have a casino, construction on one in North Bay has begun....

5/27/2019

article Casino won't be built on grounds of Ontario Place: sources
(Ontario) -- A casino will not be built on the grounds of Ontario Place, government sources confirmed to CTV News Toronto on Monday. The Ontario Progressive Conservative...
article Casino ‘off table’ for Ontario Place redevelopment, sources say
(Ontario) -- The Ford government is saying no dice to a casino at Ontario Place, the Star has learned. The province is set to announce Tuesday that a gambling facility...

5/16/2019

article $60 million class-action lawsuit denied by judge
(Ontario) -- A proposed class-action lawsuit seeking $60 million in damages against Casino Rama following a cyber-attack has been denied. Lawyers for the plaintiffs...

5/7/2019

article Closing of gambling research agency hinders front lines
(Ontario) -- The loss of an agency to combat the darker side of gambling will hurt all Ontarians, says the head of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians, which...

5/4/2019

article Ontario stops funding problem gambling research agency, orders closure
(Ontario) -- The Ontario government has eliminated funding to an organization that researches problem gambling, ordering it to wind down operations by the summer....

4/26/2019

article Municipalities worried by decline in casino cash
(Ontario) -- Declines in revenues of the Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands have resulted in a dramatic drop in the money paid to two local municipalities. Payments to...

4/23/2019

article Innisfil breaks $80 million revenue barrier from OLG slots
(Ontario) -- The OLG issued Innisfil a $987,091 fourth-quarter (January 1 to March 31, 2019) non-tax gaming revenue payment on April 18 for hosting Gateway Casinos at...

4/19/2019

article Gateway seeks rezoning for new London casino
(Ontario) -- The casino giant operating at London’s Western Fair District has placed its bet on rezoning it needs for a new casino in the city’s southwest....
article Gateway seeks rezoning for new London casino
(Ontario) -- Gateway Casinos and Entertainment has applied for a zoning change to redevelop industrial land, owned by concete company N-J Spivak Ltd., at 3334 and 3354...

4/18/2019

article Could free booze be on tap for Casino Rama gamblers?
(Ontario) -- Provincial budget paves way for complimentary alcohol for patrons; Spokesperson says 'it's very much up in the air' if Rama will take advantage...

4/16/2019

article Construction will soon begin on a $70 million casino and hotel in Delta
(Ontario) -- Construction on a $70 million entertainment destination in Delta is set to begin. Earlier today, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure approved...

4/15/2019

article Will single-event sports betting be legalized in Ontario?
(Ontario) -- Lawyers in the gambling industry hope the third time’s a charm when it comes to the legalization of single-event sports betting in Ontario.
article Jackpot City Bingo Remains Relevant with CA$5M Charity Allocations
(Ontario) -- Charity gaming has the capacity to guarantee a substantial boost to communities across Canada in a similar to casino venues way. Such is the case in Sarnie...

4/12/2019

article Ontario government inches closer to online gambling regulation in the Canadian province
(Ontario) -- In an April 11, 2019, press release, the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) welcomed a same-day announcement by the Ontario government to put in place an...
article Ontario budget: Free booze at Niagara casinos finally on the way
(Ontario) -- It appears the provincial government has finally opened the taps for free booze at Ontario's casinos. Buried on page 87 of the 2019 budget released...

4/11/2019

article Booze at 9 a.m., online gambling and more combat sports feature heavily in PC budget
(Ontario) -- The Progressive Conservative government says it's time to "treat adults like adults" and let Ontarians drink in public parks, bet on single-...
article Ford government relaxes booze, gambling rules
(Ontario) -- The Ford government is giving drinkers and gamblers more ways to enjoy themselves in Ontario and the finance minister says anyone concerned about it just...
article Ontario’s vice grip: Budget extends freedoms on drinking, gambling
(Ontario) -- Move over Las Vegas, Ontario is poised to give Sin City a run for its money. The 2019 provincial budget dramatically loosens the government’s grip on...
article PC government loosens Ontario booze, gambling, rules in first budget
(Ontario) -- Those who enjoy a boozy brunch or the prospect of drinking in a park will find something to smile at in the Ontario government’s latest budget. The...
article Progressive Conservatives loosen Ontario booze, gambling, rules in first budget
(Ontario) -- Those who enjoy a boozy brunch or the prospect of drinking in a park will find something to smile at in the Ontario government’s latest budget. The...
article Canada’s largest province open to online gambling competition
(Ontario) -- Canada’s largest province plans to end its online gambling monopoly and open up the sector to private companies. On Thursday, Ontario’s new Tory...

4/6/2019

article Gateway cagey on new casino
(Ontario) -- The location of a new casino in Kenora is very much up in the air, as legal proceedings get underway next week in Toronto. Gateway spokesman Robert Mitchell...

4/2/2019

article Milton Bags CA$6 Million Cash Pile Thanks to Elements Casino Mohawk
(Ontario) -- Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation takes seriously its responsibility to support every host community and ensure it is compensated for the casino...

3/26/2019

article CK rakes in more cash through OLG proceeds
(Ontario) -- The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has received $770,000 through an annual payment from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG).

3/20/2019

article Greater Sudbury says Gateway Casinos looking at temporary location
(Ontario) -- The City of Greater Sudbury says Gateway Casinos may be considering a temporary location while it waits for development of the Kingsway Entertainment...

3/11/2019

article Windsorites show support for provincial push to bring single sports betting
(Ontario) -- Ontario finance minister Vic Fideli's push for single sports betting to become legal in Canada is applauded by some Windsorites. Fideli sent a letter to...
article Lucky days run out for city's second last bingo hall
(Ontario) -- Lucky Days Bingo, one of only two bingo halls left in London, is calling it quits after 40 years in business, a casualty of dwindling attendance and rising...

3/8/2019

article City about to get first cut from Shorelines Casino Peterborough
(Ontario) -- A big cheque will be presented to city council on Monday: it's the first payment from the Shorelines Casino Peterborough revenue-sharing arrangement and...
article Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation (OLG) Recognized For The Best Responsible Gambling Program In The World
(Ontario) -- OLG has been honored with the 2018 Best Overall Responsible Gambling Program award by the World Lottery Association. Suffice to mention that the corporation...

2/18/2019

article Reg Ash Takes Over Western Fair District Reins as CEO at a Pivotal Moment
(Ontario) -- Western Fair District welcomed its fourth Chief Executive Officer Reg Ash who takes over control of the racecourse at a pivotal point of its development. Mr...

1/29/2019

article Critic of proposed Sudbury casino appeals for support
(Ontario) -- Fighting the Kingsway Entertainment District has been a costly endeavour and as a result, Tom Fortin, one of the appellants currently fighting the KED...

1/25/2019

article Luxurious 5,000-Seat Entertainment Center Pledges Niagara Falls Will Become Event Hotspot
(Ontario) -- Niagara Falls is bracing for the launch of a long-anticipated entertainment facility that has the potential to reshape the city’s image and draw an...

1/22/2019

article Point Edward gets $616K cut of quarterly casino revenue
(Ontario) -- The Village of Point Edward received $616,000 from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation this week for hosting the Gateway Casinos location. The third-...

1/21/2019

article Point Edward gets third quarter casino payment
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s third quarter payment to the village of Point Edward amounts to $616,000. The payment of non-tax gaming...
article Province appealing court ruling allowing slot-like games in Ontario bars
(Ontario) -- You sit in front of a screen, slide in your cash card, press a "spin" button and watch a wheel of symbols go around and around, hoping for a match...

1/20/2019

article Province appealing court ruling allowing slot-like games in Ontario bars
(Ontario) -- You sit in front of a screen, slide in your cash card, press a "spin" button and watch a wheel of symbols go around and around, hoping for a match...

1/18/2019

article Ford government to seek Ontario Place development proposals, renewing casino debate
(Ontario) -- The Ontario government is looking to redevelop Ontario Place into a “world-class” entertainment attraction, sparking renewed debate about...

1/13/2019

article Local horse racing industry fears 'horrendous loss of jobs' when casino moves
(Ontario) -- It's a decision that threatens the livelihood of anyone whose paycheque is tied to horse racing in southern Ontario. But like trying to pick a winner...

1/12/2019

article Casino construction moving smoothly
(Ontario) -- Construction on the new casino in Chatham is progressing ahead of schedule, say company officials. Located at the corner of Richmond Street and Keil Drive,...

1/3/2019

article Canada: Shorelines Casino at Kawartha Downs reopened in December
(Ontario) -- The gaming location adjacent to Кawartha Downs, one of the most popular places for gaming in Ontario, welcomed last month its first casino patrons since it...

12/30/2018

article Casino fight top story in Ajax and Pickering
(Ontario) -- It was a fight between two communities, with millions of dollars on the line. Pickering and Ajax were at battle in 2018 over the location of a casino. With...

12/28/2018

article COSA and Ontario Racing support Western Fair, unhappy with London’s casino relocation
(Ontario) -- The Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) and Ontario Racing are both speaking out against Gateway Casinos’ decision to relocate a planned...
article Racing groups support Western Fair request for provincial help
(Ontario) -- Two groups representing horse racing in Ontario are backing the Western Fair District’s call for provincial help, now that Gateway Casinos is looking...

12/27/2018

article Are North Bay charities in line for some cash?
(Ontario) -- The city’s share of casino revenue shouldn’t be used to offset annual operating costs, say some councillors who suggest the funds be earmarked...

12/22/2018

article Opinion: Labelling anti-casino people as negative is 'gibberish'
(Ontario) -- Do you think it would be too much to ask city administration and some council members to stop trying to sugar coat the casino issue?

12/21/2018

article Loss of casino causes little concern around Old East Village
(Ontario) -- Despite the loss of a casino and hotel complex proposed for the Western Fair District, neighbours and observers aren’t predicting doom for the...

12/20/2018

article Gateway casino cashing out will be a blow to racing at Western Fair District
(Ontario) -- The head of London's Western Fair District says a decision by Gateway Casino to cash out and build a new casino in south London will be a blow to the...
article Western Fair boss looks to Ontario to replace casino cash
(Ontario) -- Amid fears the loss of a proposed $140-million hotel-casino complex could cripple it, London’s Western Fair District is already banking on other money...

12/19/2018

article North Bay council not to be swayed...votes in favour of casino for second time
(Ontario) -- North Bay City Council heard impassioned pleas from a dozen presenters, begging for a ‘no’ vote to a proposed casino development at Tuesday...

12/15/2018

article North Bay Casino Approved in Canada, Residents Respond in Outrage
(Ontario) -- Councillors in the city of North Bay, located about 300 miles north of Toronto, have passed a motion approving the construction of a new casino in the...

12/12/2018

article Council gives casino the nod during raucous meeting
(Ontario) -- Support by a majority of North Bay council for a casino in the city drew angry outbursts from an audience of foes Wednesday. There was jeering and booing...

12/8/2018

article North Bay council asked to sign off on casino
(Ontario) -- City politicians will likely give a final nod to North Bay’s proposed casino during a special meeting slated for next week. Two recommendations are on...

12/7/2018

article Council expected to advance Cascade Casino plans at special meeting
(Ontario) -- When City Council holds a special meeting Wednesday its expected to commit to allowing Gateway Casinos to build in North Bay, a site location, and sign a...

12/6/2018

article City ready to show its hand at special casino meeting
(Ontario) -- 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...

12/1/2018

article Gateway plans no major work to interim Sault casino
(Ontario) -- Gateway Casinos plans to spend more than $220 million to renovate six sites in Ontario. Its Sault Ste. Marie property on Bay Street, opened in May 1999, is...
article North Bay's 'Cascades Casino' to open in spring of 2020
(Ontario) -- Gateway Casinos and Entertainment is aiming for the spring of 2020 to open its new casino in North Bay. Branded as "Cascades Casino" the facility...

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
(Ontario) -- The City of London unveiled Tuesday afternoon that it took in $4.8 million in gaming revenue from the Western Fair District in 2017. Mayor Matt Brown and...

11/9/2018

article Shorelines Casino Peterborough Opening Raises Some Questions about Problem Gambling Rates in the Region
(Ontario) -- The new Shorelines Casino Peterborough opened in the middle of October, offering 22 table games, 500 slot machines, along with a 230-seat buffet restaurant...

11/8/2018

article Ontario Casino Workers Say They Haven't Been Paid In Six Weeks And Are Being Forced To Work Part Time
(Ontario) -- Canadian casinos have definitely found themselves in hot water more often than not when it comes to the media. From racially profiling Drake to money...

11/7/2018

article $49-million Shorelines Casino Peterborough officially opens
(Ontario) -- Slot machines are ringing and roulette wheels spinning at the new Shorelines Casino Peterborough. The $49-million facility at Peterborough, Ont.’s...

10/22/2018

article Variety the spice of life for Niagara Casino’s winning wellness program
(Ontario) -- Taking a varied and thorough approach to employee health helped Niagara Casinos take home the award for best health and wellness program for an employer...

10/21/2018

article Hanover receives latest big casino payment
(Ontario) -- Hanover has received a $337,773 quarterly payment for hosting Gateway Casinos Hanover. The town has received $658,559 so far this fiscal year 2018-19. It...

10/15/2018

article Ajax Downs Casino Gets Permission to Stay
(Ontario) -- Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced an agreement that would give permission for two local casinos in extremely close proximity to each other to operate...

10/12/2018

article Province's take from gambling hits record $2.5 billion
(Ontario) -- Gambling is helping to fill the provincial government's coffers like never before, with the province's take hitting a record, according to new...

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
(Ontario) -- In Canada, Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited has announced that it will be spending around $14 million in order to renovate its casino in the small...
article City hall moves on rezoning for Gateway casino and hotel
(Ontario) -- Gateway Casinos and Entertainment is officially on the road to having room to grow. Whether the casino giant will grow in the Western Fair District or not,...

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

article LETTER: Don't let anti-casino lobbyists win
(Ontario) -- I have many concerns about a recent article titled “No Vote No Casino,” quoting Gordon Petch, a Toronto lawyer who is leading an appeal against...

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...
press release Gateway to expand Hanover Casino, create up to 70 new jobs
(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
(Ontario) -- More than $7 million has been added to City of Niagara Falls coffers after Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. issued a first-quarter share of casino revenues...

7/21/2018

article Casino cash infusion
(Ontario) -- They say the house always wins, but in the case of Shorelines Casino Belleville, The Friendly City is also cashing in big time. Friday, the Ontario Lottery...

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
(Ontario) -- A total of three US gambling operators are competing in what seems to be the final part of the bidding war for two Niagara Falls casinos which has been...

7/12/2018

article Ajax pays out nearly $60,000 to Pickering, Durham Live
(Ontario) -- The Town of Ajax has been taking its fight to keep its casino to court, and the community is paying for it in more ways than one. Ajax has not only lost its...

7/10/2018

article New casino will employ as many as 300
(Ontario) -- It’s official. Construction of Cascades Casino Chatham-Kent is rolling ahead, as a formal ground-breaking ceremony signaling the start of construction...

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

article Ground Officially Broken On Chatham Casino Site
(Ontario) -- Shovels were tossed aside and the big guns were brought out Thursday morning as Chatham-Kent Mayor Randy Hope hopped into the drivers seat of a backhoe to...
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

article The Best Casinos in the Province of Ontario and what to Expect
(Ontario) -- Whenever the conversation shifts toward gambling, the first place that springs to mind is probably Las Vegas. But contrary to popular belief, the bright,...

6/13/2018

article USW Comments on Casino Layoffs
(Ontario) -- In light of the recent Gateway Casino layoffs, SaultOnline reached out to the United Steelworkers, the union representing the casino employees, to hear the...

6/12/2018

article Gateway Casino layoffs hit Dresden, Point Edward, Sudbury
(Ontario) -- Some layoffs have been announced at casinos in the region. Unifor Local 444 confirms half a dozen positions are affected at both the Dresden and Point...
article Gateway Casinos says job cuts in northern Ontario not a bad sign for gambling business
(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...
article Union has 'I told you so' moment as layoffs hit privatized casino sites
(Ontario) -- Unifor, the union representing laid off workers at Gateway Casinos Sudbury, said in a news release the job loss is the direct result of privatization in...

6/11/2018

press release After privatization Gateway Casinos lays off workers
(Ontario) -- Gateway Casinos Sudbury announced Monday that seven of 40 workers will be laid off, and Unifor said the job loss is the direct result of privatization in...
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...

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