Watson’s casino wager the right call

Despite the ethical hand-wringing that will inevitably accompany the mayor's announcement last week that Ottawa will entertain any proposals from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation to build a casino in the city, it is the right way to move forward on this issue. Casinos have been a reality in Ontario since 1994, in the capital region since 1996 and there have been slot machines at the Rideau Carleton Raceway since 2000, meaning residents of this city have had plenty of opportunity to gamble for more than a decade. Getting squeamish about gambling at this point is a little naive - gaming arrived in Ontario nearly 20 years ago. Read more