City council unanimously approved a new funding agreement with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. Tuesday that could see Niagara Falls receive more than $19 million this year for hosting Fallsview Casino and Casino Niagara. It replaces the guaranteed $3 million the city has been getting annually since casino gambling came to town in 1996.
You won’t know for a while yet which company, if any, hopes to build a casino in Vaughan. In the meantime, those who are interested in bringing such a facility to the city and those opposed are working hard to make their case about the potential benefits and costs of such a facility.
Mayor Bevilacqua, recently the City of Vaughan Council voted in favour of being a “willing host” to a casino. What does this mean?