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The Moxie's on Wellington near my work closed a few weeks ago (didn't see that one coming ). A new restaurant is taking its place though, called Crave. At least I think thats what it's called.
Its called Chopped Steak House and is under the same umbrella as Moxie's. I was never a fan of Moxie's to be honest, and that location with Earl's/Keg/etc it was a matter of time. Not sure how well the Chopped Steak House will do as it will cater to a similar client and will have to attempt to take business from Earl's and Keg which might not be easy.
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Gambling: OLG's new operatorin London and region promises $200-million improvement

Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd., a private operator based in British Columbia, says it will spend more than $200 million when it takes over the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG) gaming operations in Southwestern Ontario.

In a statement with the placeline of London, Gateway’s executive chairman Gabriel de Alba says his company plans an “investment of over $200 million to revitalize and enhance the gaming and entertainment landscape."

Gateway has purchased the rights to operate what’s called “the southwest gaming bundle.” It includes the casino in Point Edward and slots at Western Fair District in London, Woodstock Raceway, Clinton Raceway, Dresden Raceway and Hanover Raceway.

OLG has been working to modernize its operations and announced a year ago it was seeking bidders to lease facilities in London and at the raceways in Clinton, Dresden, Hanover and Woodstock. The owners of those properties will continue ownership.

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There's a craps 'machine' at the slots now. I enjoy playing the game but its way less fun automated.

I once talked to a manager about it and he said that it will be a when, not if London will get real table games.

It's somewhat depressing there as the clientele is mostly elderly spending their monthly cheques. Expanding it to more of a real casino will help. There are a ton of people that go outside of this city to gamble in cities like Brantford, Point Edward, Windsor and Niagara Falls. Keeping them here means their losses will help go to the city they live in.
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It's somewhat depressing there as the clientele is mostly elderly spending their monthly cheques. Expanding it to more of a real casino will help. There are a ton of people that go outside of this city to gamble in cities like Brantford, Point Edward, Windsor and Niagara Falls. Keeping them here means their losses will help go to the city they live in.
Absolutely agree, it is seen more as a night out for people when there are real tables and people to interact with not a bunch of regulars sitting then for hours pumping in money into machines.
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If this group is spending anywhere near $200 million in London then I am wondering if they will be building something downtown. They are talking casino and entertainment component. Could we see a casino and hotel downtown?
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If this group is spending anywhere near $200 million in London then I am wondering if they will be building something downtown. They are talking casino and entertainment component. Could we see a casino and hotel downtown?
It's $200 million for all of southern / southwest Ontario if I recall correctly.

I'd doubt it would be anything downtown, just at the Western Fair, or...

I've also heard rumors to build a hotel / casino near Wellington / 401 area. Would make it easier for out-of-towners to access and leave their money here.
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remember the OLG's wretched advertisement?

"Happiness is playing Bingo!"

Really?
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