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    Woodbine casino ‘tough news’ for Niagara Falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    A world-class casino at Woodbine Racetrack in north Etobicoke is bad news for Niagara Falls.

    “But, you know, thank God, we have the falls here, the wine country and all kinds of great, other attractions and amenities that make people from Toronto want to get out of Toronto, and come and enjoy a different atmosphere,” said Niagara Falls Tourism chairman Wayne Thomson.

    Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. announced Tuesday the winner of a competitive bidding process to take over the running of OLG Slots at Woodbine Racetrack.

    The winning bidder, Ontario Gaming GTA, a partnership of Great Canadian Gaming Corp. and Brookfield Business Partners, will also operate OLG Slots at Ajax Downs and Great Blue Heron Casino.

    The announcement is expected to clear the way for a casino in Toronto.

    Thomson said “it was only a matter of time” before a casino was announced for Canada’s largest city.

    OLG to close Fort Erie slots Apr. 30

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The OLG Slots at Fort Erie Race Track shut down temporarily Wednesday morning for Ontario Lottery and Gaming officials to tell workers the slot machines will stop ringing for good April 30.

    Employees who left a 9 a.m., meeting with OLG representatives told reporters they had been told the slots operation will be closed then. They were called to a 9 a.m., meeting at a hotel to learn the news.

    I wonder what is going to happen to Casino Niagara…

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