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Discussion: The Globe talks with gambling researcher Dr. Robert Williams on the OLG's Toronto casino proposal

Ontario’s lottery corporation is pushing for a casino in Canada’s largest city, a move that would make downtown Toronto home to the country’s most lucrative gaming licence. Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. is a key source of revenue for the province – in fiscal 2011, the agency contributed $1.9-billion to its coffers. But this proposal comes at a time of great economic uncertainty for Ontario. With the province in deficit, the government is under mounting pressure to find new sources of revenue and cut program spending. Please join us for a discussion with Dr. Robert Williams, University of Lethbridge professor and researcher at the Alberta Gaming Research Institute.

  • Hello, and welcome to our discussion about the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s proposal for a casino in Toronto.

    Joining us is Dr. Robert Williams, University of Lethbridge professor and researcher at the Alberta Gaming Research Institute. He’s ready to take your questions about creating a casino in a major metropolitan area, so feel free to send in your comments and questions.

    I’m an online editor at the Globe and I’ll be moderating this chat.

    For background, take a look at this story: www.theglobeandmail.com

    If you’d like to read some of the research Dr. Williams has participated in, try this report on the social and economic impacts of gambling.
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