Casinos now even more lucrative for host communities

Toronto councillors may have overwhelmingly rejected a downtown casino, but some of their nearby counterparts are betting that a gambling facility could pay off for their municipalities.
Just 35 kilometres east is Ajax, which wrote proudly of its 800 slot machines in a municipal notice of motion last year and boasted that it already has one of the “most successful gaming establishments in the province.’’ The slots opened in 2006 and have returned revenues of just over $38 million to the town. Read more