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SBD/June 5, 2013/Facilities
Suffolk Downs Casino Efforts Stalled As Debate Continues Over Payment To City
Published June 5, 2013
CANADIAN BEEF? In Ottawa, Jon Willing writes Senators Owner Eugene Melnyk, in a "strongly worded written statement, roughs up" city Mayor Jim Watson "and his call for council to support the Rideau Carleton Raceway as the only adequate location for a new casino being sought" by the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. Melnyk said Scotiabank Place is a "highly logical and reasonable alternative." He said a casino at Scotiabank Place could generate "an incremental $40-50 million" in gaming revenue compared to Rideau Carleton (OTTAWA SUN, 6/5).