Council divided over downtown casino

City councillors are united about one thing when it comes to the future of gambling in Hamilton: Flamboro Downs comes first. But they’re divided about whether a downtown casino is a good idea. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announced a massive “modernization” earlier this year that includes plans for one casino in the Hamilton/Burlington area. It’s still not clear whether that means Flamboro Downs will remain open — council’s preference — or whether a new facility will be built. Read more