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Opponents of North Bay casino rise

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 casino in North Bay, Ontario are trying to convince city officials to reconsider their position.

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3/25/2017

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

3/24/2017

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

3/23/2017

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

3/22/2017

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

3/20/2017

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

3/19/2017

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

3/13/2017

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

3/5/2017

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

3/2/2017

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

2/24/2017

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

2/23/2017

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

2/18/2017

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

2/15/2017

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

2/4/2017

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

1/25/2017

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

1/24/2017

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

1/22/2017

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

1/20/2017

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

1/19/2017

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

1/16/2017

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

1/13/2017

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

1/12/2017

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

1/11/2017

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

1/2/2017

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

1/1/2017

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

12/28/2016

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

12/19/2016

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

12/18/2016

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

12/17/2016

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

12/16/2016

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

12/14/2016

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

12/13/2016

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

12/12/2016

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

12/10/2016

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

12/8/2016

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

12/7/2016

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

12/5/2016

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

12/4/2016

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

11/30/2016

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

11/19/2016

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

11/18/2016

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

11/13/2016

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

11/12/2016

article Second big Canadian casino hacked this year
(Ontario) -- They say that the house always wins. But have hackers turned the tables on the dealers? CBC reports that, “Private SIN and debt info, credit card data...

11/11/2016

article "Set money and time limits" when gambling at Belleville's new casino: gambling educator says
(Ontario) -- Heather Ly has some advice for people who visit the new Shorelines Casino Belleville to gamble, when it opens next spring. "Set some money and time...

11/10/2016

article Canadian Casino Says It Was Hacked
(Ontario) -- A major Canadian casino has been hit by a cyberattack in which sensitive customer, employee and vendor data was stolen, its management said on Thursday,...
press release Casino Rama says it was victim of cyberattack
(Ontario) -- Casino Rama Resort became aware that it has been the victim of a cyberattack that resulted in the theft of (past and present) customer, employee and vendor...
article "Set money and time limits" when gambling at Belleville's new casino: gambling educator says
(Ontario) -- Heather Ly has some advice for people who visit the new Shorelines Casino Belleville to gamble, when it opens next spring. "Set some money and time...

11/8/2016

article Parry Sound mayor supports waterfront casino with jobs, development
(Ontario) -- A casino in Parry Sound has the support of the town's mayor. Shawanaga First Nation,and nine other First Nations propose to build a casino, hotel and...

11/4/2016

article OLG seeking proposals to operate casino in central gaming building alongside Casino Rama and Georgian Downs
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is now preparing to send out a request for proposal, known as an RFP, in the near future to consider as many as...
article Grand River Raceway operator wants to add table gambling
(Ontario) -- Could blackjack, roulette and other table games be coming to Grand River Raceway? It’s far from a certainty, but it’s by no means out of the...

10/28/2016

article Niagara Falls asks for local voice in casino contract decision
(Ontario) -- In Canada, the city council for Niagara Falls has unanimously passed an official resolution asking the Ontario Lottery And Gaming Corporation to seek its...
article Niagara Falls pushing to have a say in casino operator negotiations
(Ontario) -- Niagara Falls wants its voice heard as Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. seeks a service provider to run the day-to-day operations of the city’s two...

10/25/2016

article Belleville council allots casino money
(Ontario) -- Belleville city council hasn’t received a dime yet from the city’s new casino — but it’s already decided how to spend the money.

10/24/2016

article Niagara Falls receives latest OLG payout
(Ontario) -- The City has received its latest quarterly payment from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), made to the City for hosting Casino Niagara and...

10/22/2016

article Casino payments total over $26 million since 1999
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) today issued a second-quarter (July to September, 2016) non-tax gaming revenue payment of $381,223 to the...

10/14/2016

article Reevely: Ontario's billion-dollar plan to extricate itself from the horse-racing industry
(Ontario) -- Ontario’s horse-racing industry has been jerked around pretty badly by the provincial government it depends on. Maybe a huge subsidy program will work...

10/13/2016

article OLG Issues RFPQ for Niagara Gaming Bundle
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has issued a Request for Pre-Qualification (RFPQ) for the Niagara Gaming Bundle on the procurement website...
article OLG Casino Brantford hosts problem gambling prevention program
(Ontario) -- Problem gambling is something that ruins lives and tears apart families. That’s why the Responsible Gambling Council was on hand at the OLG Casino...

10/10/2016

article Focus: Court opens door to extending liability to gamblers
(Ontario) -- In a controversial decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal has refused to strike a claim that is attempting to extend the “commercial host” duty...

10/3/2016

article There can only be one: Ajax, Pickering fight for right to host casino
(Ontario) -- The cornfield stretches as far as the eye can see. But amid the rows of stalks, there are billboards depicting an incongruous scene: a dramatic nighttime...

9/26/2016

article Casino operator will be announced in early 2017
(Ontario) -- Early in the New Year, Greater Sudbury should know what company wants to operate a casino in the city, almost five years after it was announced with much...

9/24/2016

article Editorial: Gaming decision was a blow to Niagara
(Ontario) -- When it had to decide whether to allow single-game sports betting in casinos and lotteries across Canada, the federal government was faced with two very...

9/17/2016

article Non-profit group to address problem gambling in Sudbury
(Ontario) -- Representatives with the Responsible Gambling Council will be at the slots at Sudbury Downs for Problem Gambling Prevention Week, from Wednesday, Sept. 28...

9/14/2016

article Ontario Municipal Board to hear Shorelines Casino Peterborough appeal in May
(Ontario) -- Opponents who are fighting city council's decision to allow a new casino on Crawford Dr. at The Parkway will have to wait until May for a hearing before...
article LETTER: Keep gambling revenue in North Bay
(Ontario) -- The following is in response to the letter Proposed casino requires study which appeared in The Nugget Sept. 12. To the editor: Gambling patrons and their...

9/12/2016

article LETTER: Proposed casino requires study
(Ontario) -- The following is in response to a letter from John MacFarlane, vice-president of gaming with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation which appeared in...

9/10/2016

article Kawartha Downs remembering Davis, Robinson at memorial card Saturday night
(Ontario) -- Celebrated Canadian harness horseman Bill Davis began his career at Kawartha Downs and worked with another noted horseman, Jerry Robinson, before setting...

9/7/2016

article Ajax ‘pound for pound’ best casino site says Ajax Mayor Steve Parish
(Ontario) -- Pugilistically, Ajax is the best location for a casino if big-time gaming operators decide to get involved. “There’s a great record in Ajax. It...

9/3/2016

article LETTER: Casino means jobs, economic benefits
(Ontario) -- To the editor: I am writing in response to the Aug. 24 Nugget article Casino foe warns North Bay of disaster. The introduction of a gaming facility in North...

8/31/2016

article OLG ready to help problem gamblers
(Ontario) -- Ontario Lottery and Gaming officials say resources are in place to tackle problem gambling in communities like Belleville where casinos operate.

8/16/2016

article Casino adds restaurant seating, slot machines
(Ontario) -- The Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands has finished its first renovations to add restaurant space and slot machines to the 16-year-old facility. Andy...

8/9/2016

article Casino process rebooted after new call for qualifications
(Ontario) -- The ball is rolling again on establishing a slightly bigger casino at the Rideau Carleton Raceway after almost four years of finding someone to run the...

8/8/2016

article Information about the economic impact of the proposed casino in North Bay
(Ontario) -- Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) Corporation (an Agency of the Ontario Government) want to establish a Casino in North Bay. The majority of patrons would be...
article Next stage in fight over a casino coming to Peterborough is Sept. 13
(Ontario) -- A group opposed to a casino relocating inside the City of Peterborough has been granted an Ontario Municipal Board prehearing. The prehearing is scheduled...

7/29/2016

article Objections to new Peterborough casino to be heard in court
(Ontario) -- Residents opposed to a plan that would re-zone land on the outskirts of the Ontario city of Peterborough so that operator Great Canadian Gaming Corporation...

7/28/2016

article Pre-hearing for Shorelines Casino Peterborough OMB appeal set for Sept. 13
(Ontario) -- An appeal of the city's plan for a casino on the edge of Peterborough has taken a first step forward. The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) posted a pre-...

7/16/2016

article Bulk of casino revenue to infrastructure
(Ontario) -- City staff are proposing that council invest the bulk of its casino revenue into infrastructure maintenance and rehabilitation, but one councillor also...

7/11/2016

article Casino will hurt businesses, council warned
(Ontario) -- A casino in North Bay will have a negative impact on local and regional business, city politicians were warned Monday. A persistent Janet Zimbalatti, who...

6/30/2016

article North Bay Residents Oppose Rezoning for Waterfront Casino Development
(Ontario) -- Residents of North Bay, a city in the Canadian province of Ontario, voiced their opinion on the proposed rezoning of a waterfront property for the potential...

6/29/2016

article Casino will suck out money, North Bay critic says
(Ontario) -- Janet Zimbalatti doesn't expect a casino will be a financial jackpot for North Bay. Instead, she's concerned a gaming facility will see millions of...
article Rezoning meeting tonight for possible North Bay casino development
(Ontario) -- A planned meeting of the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) could have a packed house on Wednesday night if members of a group opposed to a waterfront casino...
article OLG vs. Offshore: Ontario Lottery seems to have learned its lessons
(Ontario) -- Online gambling was always a controversial issue in Canada. While the locals are not banned from spending their money at online casinos and poker rooms,...

6/22/2016

article Casinos May Be Liable To Victims Of Problem Gamblers
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Court of Appeal has reinstated an action against the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLGC) brought by third party victims of a fraud...
article BLOG: It’s Not Just a Penny Slot Machine: Gambling Addiction in Seniors
(Ontario) -- On a recent trip to the coast, a friend and I stopped into a casino for a quick break from our travels. When I walked in the door I was startled by the...

6/16/2016

article No Casino Peterborough group appeals Shorelines Casino Peterborough rezoning to Ontario Municipal Board; third unnamed opponent has also appealed
(Ontario) -- A new casino won't be built in Peterborough without a fight. Three separate appeals to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) were filed to City Hall by...

6/14/2016

article Ontario Lottery and Gaming sees sharp drop in 6/49, Lotto Max sales
(Ontario) -- It's the luck of the draw. Figures in the new annual report from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG) show a sharp drop in sales of Lotto Max and...

6/10/2016

article Peterborough DBIA appeals City's decision to zone casino site
(Ontario) -- The association overseeing downtown merchants believes the City has ignored its Official Plan by allowing a casino to set up at the edge of the city.

5/26/2016

article Opinion: Some lessons learned from the casino situation
(Ontario) -- Ten days ago at Showplace, a hundred or so people hung on into the evening until Peterborough city council took its final vote in favour of the Crawford...

5/21/2016

article Public meeting Tuesday for $25-million project
(Ontario) -- A six-storey, $25-million hotel proposed for North Bay's waterfront could be approved by the end of the month. A public planning meeting will be held...

5/18/2016

article Shorelines Casino Peterborough not a 'boogeyman,' Great Canadian Gaming official says
(Ontario) -- The new casino in Peterborough won't turn out to be the "boogeyman" that opponents fear is coming, said a spokesman for the operator. Chuck...

5/17/2016

article City didn’t notify its staff of Shorelines casino rezoning says Slots-hosting township
(Ontario) -- The City of Peterborough has been notified by the township that is hosting Kawartha Downs that it received no official contact regarding the Peterborough...
article North Bay rezones old industrial land to make way for casino
(Ontario) -- North Bay city council has voted to rezone old industrial land on its waterfront to allow for a casino. Council has been very cautious on the new casino,...
article LETTER: Big money is a myth: former casino worker
(Ontario) -- To the editor: There has been divisive arguments in regard to a new casino, some even accusing others of trying to run their lives. I am not sure that is...

5/16/2016

article 3 key facts in the Peterborough casino debate that some people choose to ignore
(Ontario) -- As the debate over the proposed location for a casino in Peterborough reaches new hyperbolic heights, it's important to revisit a few key facts the...
article Starts rezoning two sites as potential locations for a casino
(Ontario) -- City politicians have agreed to start preparing two sites in North Bay as potential locations for a casino. Council gave staff the green light Monday to...

5/13/2016

article What Happens in Cases of Slot Machine Malfunctions at Casinos?
(Ontario) -- It’s a casino player’s worst nightmare. The reels are in sync, the paylines line up and the symbols show that you’ve won a massive payout.

5/10/2016

article DBIA still wants casino downtown
(Ontario) -- The push to bring a new casino downtown rather than the outskirts isn't over yet, says one proponent. Terry Guiel, the executive director of the DBIA,...

5/9/2016

article Majority of councillors support casino coming to Peterborough's south end
(Ontario) -- Peterborough is one step closer to having a casino. In a vote of eight to three Monday night (May 9), councillors supported staff’s recommendations...

5/8/2016

article Casino study would take will of council
(Ontario) -- The Blue Sky Bingo Hall Charities Association has appeared before council several times in recent months, pressing city politicians to conduct a study of...

5/4/2016

article Landowners gamble on a game-changer with new casino, arena concept
(Ontario) -- There is one reason to pay attention to a recycled, expanded attempt to attract the Shorelines Casino to a site just outside the city on Airport Rd. That...

4/27/2016

article Rama chief seeks support in asking OLG to halt development of entertainment centre in Niagara
(Ontario) -- For Casino Rama to continue to be a viable and prosperous asset of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, it needs to be able to compete with other OLG gaming...

4/26/2016

article Column: Casino benefits outweigh negatives - chamber
(Ontario) -- It was more than 12 years ago when a casino proposal came to North Bay. At the time, it was a private casino slot operation with a racetrack component.

4/24/2016

article OP/ED: Casino benefits outweigh negatives
(Ontario) -- It was more than 12 years ago when a casino proposal came to North Bay. At the time, it was a private casino slot operation with a racetrack component. The...

4/23/2016

article Shorelines Casino Peterborough opponents holding protest at City Hall on Monday
(Ontario) -- The No Casino Peterborough group plans to stage a rally in front of City Hall on Monday night in protest of the proposed Shorelines Casino Peterborough plan.
article Brantford receives casino payment from OLG for $1.39 million
(Ontario) -- The city of Brantford has hosted the Brantford Casino since 1999 and continues to receive payments from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. for being the...

4/22/2016

article City receives gambling cash
(Ontario) -- The City of Thunder Bay has racked in more than half a million dollars for hosting an Ontario Lottery and Gaming casino. OLG issued its fourth-quarter non-...

4/20/2016

article North Bay facility would be ranked in the bottom third of casinos in Ontario for size and amenities
(Ontario) -- The size and scope of a casino proposed for North Bay will not draw tourists, nor will much of the profits remain in the community, council was told Monday...

4/16/2016

article POINT OF VIEW: Zoning will be the ammo for casino opposition
(Ontario) -- Coun. Lesley Parnell is right to pledge she will shut down speakers who stray outside of planning issues during a meeting on a controversial casino. That...

4/15/2016

article Casino for Sudbury 'picking up steam'
(Ontario) -- Fancy a little roulette? Or perhaps some blackjack? By early next year, Sudbury should know who (if anyone) will be building a casino in town.
article Laced Wisdom: In the casino debate, remember lucky number seven
(Ontario) -- Seven minutes. That's how long it takes to drive from Kawartha Downs (current home of the Slots) to the Crawford Drive location where a new casino is...

4/14/2016

article Ontario Gaming East LP Seeks Approval for Peterborough Casino
(Ontario) -- Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership, which was selected as the service provider for Ontario’s East Gaming Bundle in September 2015, announced on...

4/12/2016

article Casino confirmed for Peterborough
(Ontario) -- It's official - a casino will be built in Peterborough. Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership announced Tuesday that it will build a gaming and...
article Clarke still opposed to casino, but mayor and at least three city councillors back plan
(Ontario) -- Coun. Henry Clarke says he still doesn't want a casino in Peterborough. When Great Canadian Gaming Corp. announced on Tuesday it will ask for a rezoning...

4/11/2016

article Casino opponent urges Peterborough city council to reopen debate
(Ontario) -- The chairwoman of Peterborough's anti-casino lobby sent a letter to councillors and showed up for their meeting at City Hall on Monday night, even...
article Windsor Police Officer Stabbed At Casino
(Ontario) -- A Windsor Police officer, who was working a paid duty at Caesars Windsor, was stabbed in the hand during a confrontation with a casino patron Saturday night.

4/8/2016

article Record year for Niagara Falls casinos
(Ontario) -- Business is booming at the city’s two casinos, the management according to the company that operates the gaming facilities on behalf of the Ontario...
article Peterborough Casino opponents ready for a fight
(Ontario) -- Peterborough's anti-casino lobby won't let a new casino be built here without a fight. Sheila Nabigon-Howlett, the spokeswoman for No Casino...

4/7/2016

article Niagara Casinos generate record gaming revenue
(Ontario) -- Niagara Casinos enjoyed a record-earning year in 2015 with nearly $700 million generated in gross gaming revenue. “We’ve been working towards...

4/1/2016

article OLG to include Falls casinos in modernization
(Ontario) -- Ontario Lottery and Gaming has announced it intends to add Fallsview Casino and Casino Niagara to its modernization procurement process.
press release OLG to Include Niagara Casinos in Modernization
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is announcing that it intends to add the two Niagara Casinos—Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino...
article OLG to modernize casino operations in Niagara
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has announced plans to add the two Niagara Falls Casino's to it's modernization procurement process.

3/20/2016

article A group of winning young minds has seen the future of the storied London landmark
(Ontario) -- A hotel attached to a bigger casino, a farmers market business incubator, a parking garage — even a horse racetrack that easily morphs into a concert...

3/19/2016

article Casino to dim lights
(Ontario) -- The Thunder Bay casino will go dark outside Saturday night and will dim the lights inside to mark Earth Hour. OLG Casino Thunder Bay will join millions of...

3/7/2016

article Need a job? Gananoque casino's a good bet
(Ontario) -- Psst. Hey, are you looking for a job? Check out the Shorelines Casino. The local gambling palace here is looking to hire up to 25 dealers for the summer...

3/2/2016

article Column: Sharing casino revenue the decent thing to do
(Ontario) -- Just mention the possibility or probability of a casino locating in North Bay and it may spark a lively argument. People have mixed feelings about casinos.

2/27/2016

article LETTER: North Bay needs casino revenue to offset high taxes
(Ontario) -- The following is in response to the story Callander seeks share of casino revenue which appeared in The Nugget Feb. 23. To the editor: I read Mr. (Mayor...

2/26/2016

article Wine, cigarettes to get more expensive in Ontario, but gambling gets a boost
(Ontario) -- The Ontario government tackled a number of key vices in its 2016 budget, making it costlier to smoke and consume certain types of alcohol in the province,...

2/24/2016

article Callander mayor eyes gambling profits from northern Ontario casinos
(Ontario) -- The mayor of Callander says his town should be dealt some gambling profits, even if it doesn't have a casino. Hector Lavigne is calling on Ontario...

2/19/2016

article Casinos help to pay for unfunded projects in Niagara Falls
(Ontario) -- Niagara Falls authorities informed that the payment from hosting two casinos will contribue to cover nearly half of the unfunded capital projects in the...

2/17/2016

article Woodbine plans new entertainment venue
(Ontario) -- A new $50 million entertainment venue could soon be galloping out of the stable at Woodbine Racetrack. Plans for the 165,000-square-foot complex were...

2/5/2016

article Churches denied delegation over casino
(Ontario) -- Rev. David Mundy doesn’t want to fight city hall, he just wants a chance to talk to them. Mundy, representing Kente Presbytery as well as the Bay of...

2/4/2016

article Five storylines to watch in Belle-Vegas as casino comes to town
(Ontario) -- Belle-Vegas has hit the jackpot. Or so seems to be the general consensus. The recent news that the city will ink a deal with Great Canadian Gaming Corp. to...

1/30/2016

article EDITORIAL: Casino a winning proposition
(Ontario) -- It’s not a new argument in Belleville and it’s not one likely to go away anytime soon. With council now fully endorsing the casino on Bell...

1/28/2016

article Great Canadian Gaming casino proposal welcomed by Belleville city council
(Ontario) -- Belleville city council welcomed the proposed casino project by Great Canadian Gaming and gave the green light for its construction. Shoreline Casino...

1/27/2016

article Casino a catalyst for growth?
(Ontario) -- A prominent local developer who owns land adjacent to a proposed casino is expressing bated enthusiasm about the gambling house serving as a catalyst for...
article Kingston councillors congratulate Belleville on its casino
(Ontario) -- Kingston city officials are congratulating their counterparts in Belleville for getting a 41-million dollar casino. The friendly city officially signed a...

1/26/2016

article Belleville stikes new casino deal
(Ontario) -- It was all smiles and handshakes at Belleville City Hall… As councillors signed a deal to bring a casino to the friendly city. Officials with the...
article New Belleville casino won't be part of an OHL revival
(Ontario) -- The CEO of the company planning a proposed casino for Belleville has quashed any prospect of commercial hockey partnership with the city, but the chairman...

1/25/2016

article Owners say casino will stay in Gananoque
(Ontario) -- The new owners of the Thousand Islands casino have assured business leaders that the casino is here to stay. "(The Ontario Lottery and Gaming...
article Belleville closes in on casino deal; 300 jobs expected
(Ontario) -- A brand new and glitzy casino in Belleville seems like a sure thing now, after city council voted on Monday to have staff prepare a bylaw that would enter...
article City council sold on casino
(Ontario) -- City council is going all in on a casino projected to create roughly 300 jobs, plus a share of millions of dollars in revenue. “We’re looking to...
article Councillor wants casino money rainy day fund
(Ontario) -- A city councillor believes proceeds from a proposed casino should be re-invested into the city. In notifying his council colleagues of the pending...

1/23/2016

article Can North Bay duplicate Sudbury's good fortune?
(Ontario) -- North Bay is still waiting for an announcement, expected this spring, about a casino for the city, but our neighbours to the west appear to be doing fine....

1/12/2016

article Casino still needs to talk to city: mayor
(Ontario) -- Mayor Taso Christopher isn’t going all in just yet on the prospect of Great Canadian Gaming building a casino here, despite confirmation the entity...

1/11/2016

article New owners for Thousand Islands Casino
(Ontario) -- The Great Canadian Gaming Company got the keys to the Thousand Islands Casino on Monday. The ownership change of the local casino and other properties in...

1/1/2016

article Mayor gambles on early casino news
(Ontario) -- The Mayor of Belleville says he’s putting his money on a big announcement regarding a casino in the city coming before the end of this month. At the...

12/30/2015

article Casino plans moving ahead
(Ontario) -- Efforts to plant a casino in Belleville are moving ahead swimmingly, says the selected operator and provincial gaming regulator. Transition arrangements...

12/11/2015

article LETTER: There are very real, long-term dangers to casinos
(Ontario) -- To the editor: On December 2, Lois Tuffin wrote an editorial piece that referred to casinos, claiming that a resistance to change leads to bad choices.

12/10/2015

article Letter: Sudbury take heed of casino impact on Thunder Bay
(Ontario) -- The City of Thunder Bay has received more than $36.8 million in casino profits over a period of 15 years since the casino opened downtown in August 2000.
article Scientific Games clinches Ontario Lottery extension
(USA) -- Scientific Games has signed a three-year extension to its instant games supply deal with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG).

11/29/2015

article Deputy chief weighs in on casino unit debate
(Ontario) -- Police officers that work in the Niagara Falls casino patrol unit don’t just respond to incidents connected to the two gaming facilities in the city,...

11/27/2015

article Responsible Gaming program marks 10 years in Niagara
(Ontario) -- November marks the 10th anniversary for the Responsible Gaming Resource Centre program in Ontario gaming venues. Since opening its first centres at...

11/24/2015

article Casino for Sudbury moves forward
(Ontario) -- As many as five private companies remain in the running to operate casinos in Northern Ontario, including one in Sudbury. On Tuesday, the Ontario Lottery...

11/19/2015

article Ajax bets big on Slots at Ajax Downs casino expansion
(Ontario) -- The Town is raising the ante in the casino game. Ajax council’s community affairs and planning committee voted 7-0 to endorse official plan and zoning...

11/17/2015

article City rolling the dice on gambling revenue
(Ontario) -- City Hall is gambling on its budget projections for slot machine revenue, which hasn’t lived up to expectations under a new deal with the Ontario...

10/21/2015

article Municipal share of Casino Thousand Islands revenue for three months: $969,000
(Ontario) -- The second-quarter payments to the two host municipalities of OLG Casino Thousand Islands total almost $1 million. The Township of Leeds and the Thousand...
article Niagara Falls receives quarterly payment for hosting casinos
(Ontario) -- The City of Niagara Falls has received its latest casino-hosting payment from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. The second-quarter instalment...
article Windsor gets nearly $2.5M in latest casino-hosting payment
(Ontario) -- Windsor received nearly $2.5 million from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. on Wednesday, as part of its ongoing compensation for hosting Caesars Windsor.
article Casino employees get year job guarantee
(Ontario) -- The new operator of the Thousand Islands casino has assured its 420 employees that their jobs are guaranteed for a year after the management changeover in...

10/8/2015

article “Meeting with OLG positive,” Mayor
(Ontario) -- Belleville mayor Taso Christopher says his meeting with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation yesterday was a positive indication that the City will be...

9/27/2015

article TIM MILLER: Casino potential no bull
(Ontario) -- BelleVegas. It’s a nickname which has been around a long time, and one frequently used in a not-so-nice context. The high (low) water mark of this...

9/22/2015

article Area landowners offer new site for casino in Peterborough
(Ontario) -- Two local businessmen have a parcel of land at the corner of Highway 115 and Airport Road they think would be a perfect location for a new casino in the...

9/16/2015

article City gets to roll casino dice again
(Ontario) -- Casino fever has been rekindled with the announcement last week of Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) naming new managers for the casino in Kingston and the...

9/13/2015

article Casino could bolster arena bid
(Ontario) -- Mayor Taso Christopher is not ruling out the possibility that he could engage the operators of a proposed area casino into considering tying it to a sports...

9/11/2015

article Great Canadian to open new casino in Belleville or Quinte West
(Ontario) -- Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership, a partnership which the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation owns a majority share of, was selected by the Ontario...
press release Look who got the eastern Ontario casinos
(Ontario) -- Following a competitive procurement process, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has selected Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership (“...

9/9/2015

article North Bay casino 'still very much in play'
(Ontario) -- It appears the city is only a few months away from getting a clear indication about its proposed casino. "It's still very much in play,"...

9/8/2015

article Bids set to open for casino theatre
(Ontario) -- Those who want to develop a new entertainment complex attached to Fallsview Casino will be able to make their bids starting this fall, according to Niagara...

8/31/2015

article Casino plan 'not far'
(Ontario) -- A long-delayed plan that could lead to a casino in Sudbury is expected to move ahead in the new few months. The successful applicant for the eastern gaming...

8/30/2015

article Casino celebrates 15 years in Thunder Bay
(Ontario) -- Rib Fest isn’t the only excitement happening in the downtown north core this weekend. Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s Thunder Bay...

8/28/2015

article Casino modernization moving forward
(Ontario) -- The successful applicant for the eastern gaming bundle – the first to be privatized by OLG – is expected to made soon. Following that, the...

8/27/2015

article OLG board meets in the Sault
(Ontario) -- There's no better way than to show a board of directors what an operation is like than to visit it. And visit it regularly, according to OLG board chair...

8/17/2015

article Belleville can have slots: QW mayor
(Ontario) -- The OLG isn’t showing its cards on the location or operator of the proposed casino just yet, but Quinte West’s mayor says his city is folding...

8/7/2015

article New northern Ontario casino plans still in the works
(Ontario) -- The debate over new casinos proposed for northern Ontario has simmered down, but the province is still in the game. Ontario Lottery and Gaming is continuing...

8/6/2015

article New northern Ontario casino plans still in the works
(Ontario) -- The debate over new casinos proposed for northern Ontario has simmered down, but the province is still in the game. Ontario Lottery and Gaming is continuing...

7/30/2015

article OLG modernization process moves forward slowly
(Ontario) -- The process to modernize OLG continues to move forward, albeit perhaps a little slower than anticipated, officials with the Crown corporation say. Tony...

7/26/2015

article Former Niagara Falls, Ont. mayor offers advice to NY side
(Ontario) -- Wayne Thomson can remember exactly where he was when he heard the province of Ontario was considering a law to allow casino gambling at two border towns.

7/21/2015

article Casino cash could be in jeopardy, mayor say
(Ontario) -- The city's non-tax gaming revenue from Ontario Lottery and Gaming could be in jeopardy if the province goes ahead with plans to expand gaming at...

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