Chamber of Commerce tosses its bet behind Western Fair for new casino

The London Chamber of Commerce is hoping it threw a winning bet behind the Western Fair District in the race for expanded gaming services. Gerry Macartney, chamber CEO, said he thinks London is the right location and hopes the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG) agrees. “The fact is somebody is going to get one and there are very few opportunities for communities in Ontario because of the contraction that OLG is going through,” Macartney said. “Our view is it might as well as be here because we’ve got a strong base, a strong system (and) a strong organizational team at the Western Fair District that knows what they’re doing, as does OLG.” Read article