AJAX, ON, Feb. 14, 2018 /CNW/ - "In today's Peterborough Examiner an article appeared regarding the future of Kawartha Downs.
The article included the following statement from Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Jeff Leal:
'Kawartha Downs and three other racetracks in Ontario - Ajax Downs, for example - are about to lose their slot machines and the revenues that go along with them.'
Ajax Council is deeply disappointed that the Town would learn of such a major decision regarding the fate of the Ajax Casino via the media.
As a partner with OLG for more than a decade, it's unacceptable that we have not been consulted by the Wynne government on this closure. The Ajax facility is one of the most successful gaming sites in North America. We made repeated attempts to meet with both OLG and Great Canadian Gaming since the operator was selected. Now we know why we were ignored.
Ajax residents and the horse racing industry deserve more than a back room deal. The Town is now calling for an independent, fair, public review of the decision."
Background Link: Protect Ajax Council Resolution Feb. 12, 2018
SOURCE Town of Ajax
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