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OLG review could include push for Toronto casino

01/13/2012 05:25 EST | Updated 03/14/2012 05:12 EDT

The stars could be in alignment for Toronto to finally get a casino.

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is currently in the midst of a strategic review, which will help determine its future plans for gambling.

The CBC’s Mike Crawley says there is no timetable for the review, but gambling industry sources say the OLG is expected to put forward a proposal to build a casino in Toronto when it is completed.

The Ontario government, however, says that it has not received any formal proposals for such a casino.

While formal plans are not yet in motion, the government may be inclined to seriously consider such a proposition.

“You’ve got a provincial government that needs revenue and you’ve got an administration at Toronto City Hall that likes the idea,” Crawley reported Friday.

But Crawley said there are many questions about building a casino in Toronto, including how it might affect revenues at other casinos around the province.

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