Ontario's auditor general to probe OLG's plans for casinos, racetracks
TORONTO - Ontario's auditor general will investigate the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s expansion plans and the cancellation of the slots-at-racetracks program.
The governing Liberals cancelled the slots-at-racetracks program last year, which rocked the horse-racing industry.
The OLG has embarked on a plan to build new casinos in the province, which has also sparked controversy.
The audit would look into whether there are any secret or one-off deals regarding casino hosting payments to municipalities.
It would also look into the cancellation of the $345-million-a-year share of slot machine revenues that went to the racetracks.
A legislative committee has also directed the auditor to look into the OLG's plans for gaming facilities, bingo halls, online gaming and lotteries.