Sweet casino deal for Toronto has other cities fuming

From the Globe and Mail: The special funding deal Ontario’s lottery corporation has promised Toronto if councillors approve a downtown casino has sparked anger among mayors of border cities and the nation’s capital. The mayors of Ottawa, Niagara Falls and Windsor are all calling on the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. to offer their cities…

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Cuomo: New York ‘is living up to’ casino deal

From the Buffalo News: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday that New York State “is living up to” the agreement it signed a decade ago permitting Indian casinos in Western New York. In town last week for a series of economic development announcements, Cuomo was asked what happens to Niagara Falls if the state loses…

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$75-million hotel announcement follows casino deal

From the Niagara Falls Review: Ontario has locked down Casino Niagara’s long-term future with a 15-year extension on the lease at its Falls Avenue location. The government’s commitment could unleash up to $1 billion in private investment in the area around Clifton Hill -money investors were afraid to spend when the casino’s location was uncertain,…

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