March 21st, 2012 by

OLG changes no good for Belleville: mayor

Belleville’s mayor is very not optimistic that the city will get a slots parlour anytime soon.

Mayor Neil Ellis says he spoke with the Ontario Lottery Commission about the question of slots now that the province has decided to change the whole system.

Mayor Ellis says it’s all about private business finding the best location in a provincially-mandated zone that could stretch from Gananoque to Belleville with the larger Kingston in the middle.

And he says municipalities may not get any share of the gambling money, or a say about the zoning, under the new rules.

2 responses to “OLG changes no good for Belleville: mayor”

  1. Stirling Resident says:

    Mayor Neil Ellis (comments removed) There was an Agreement made years ago…..a contract is a contract…. Handshake or not…..Stand “our” ground and demand something…..

  2. john doe says:

    Just think what would have happened if Belleville hadn’t pick a “loser” to build a new race track/slots/fairgrounds! This wouldn’t be a issue!