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Flamboro Downs hits jackpot
Great Canadian Gaming (GCG) will continue to offer slots at Flamboro Downs after the British Columbia-based company reached an agreement in principle with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG).
Mercanti calls $200M casino project 'once in a lifetime' opportunity
Hamilton’s downtown remains the prime location for a potential $200-million casino and hotel development, says P.J. Mercanti of the Carmen’s Group.
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Partridge pushes for Flamboro Downs casino location
As the deadline fast approaches for Hamilton city council to decide where a Hamilton casino would best be placed, Flamborough councillor Judi Partridge (Ward 15) continues to press for Flamboro Downs as the preferred location.
Mayor places bets on downtown gaming facility
Hamilton mayor Bob Bratina is willing to roll the dice and examine a casino for the city’s downtown core.
casino meeting
Flamborough horsemen ask for job protection
Flamborough horsemen delivered a poignant and consistent message to city councilors attending Wednesday night’s casino information forum at Waterdown District High School–they asked the eight councilors present to seriously consider whether they want a downtown casino that will create 500 jobs or the continuation of gaming operations at Flamborough Downs that will preserve an estimated 3,000 local jobs.
Casino public forum set for Jan. 16 in Waterdown
Hamilton officials will be holding two public information meetings this month to give residents a chance to voice their opinions about allowing a new casino gaming facility in the city.
OLG like a 'crack dealer,' says Hamilton councillor
As about 30 people opposed to a casino held up black signs with a red ‘No’ prominently displayed at Hamilton city hall, politicians asked for more information from staff about the health impacts and economic benefits of locating a gaming facility in the downtown area.
Eric Riehl, MWMG
Horse racing, pipeline make headlines in 2012
As the year winds to a close, it has become a tradition for reporters at the Review to look back on the events and issues that made headlines in the community.
Family races towards the unknown
I was asked to put on paper what losing the horse racing industry would mean for my family and I.
Consider casino's long-term impacts
Before any business venture becomes a reality, a much detailed study always takes place.
44 Skelly and Tropea
Horsemen unite against SARP cancellation
At a town hall meeting at Dutch Mill Country Market last Friday, a group of about 260 people representing Ontario’s horseracing industry agreed they need one voice to represent them if their industry is to be saved.
Casino debate continues in Hamilton
If the 70 people who turned out for a Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce luncheon is any indication, they wouldn’t mind having a casino in Hamilton.
Tragic future awaits race horses
For the 99 per cent who have no understanding or sympathy for the horse breeding and racing industry, I will explain the connection between the Flamboro Downs slot machines and any future casino in Hamilton and the province’s slaughterhouses overwhelmed with horses destined for meat markets in Europe.
Follow the money to slots privatization
I owe MPP Ted McMeekin an apology. In my last letter about the devastating loss of 60,000 jobs within the $2.6 billion horse racing industry, I mistakenly believed the McGuinty-led Liberals were going to build 28 new casinos across the province using taxpayers’ money.
NDP leader calls for vote on casino
Hamilton politicians should allow their residents to vote in a referendum first before looking to establish a gaming facility in the city, says the provincial NDP leader.
Feelers out for casino in Hamilton
Ontario Gaming and Lottery Corporation officials want to find out what games Hamilton wants to play in its future.
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Resisting siren song of slots
She sat quietly in the passenger seat of her sister’s car. Her world, as she new it, was crumbling.
 
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