Slots Returning to Hiawatha Horse Park

Sarnia council has given the go ahead for the return of slot machines to Hiawatha Horse Park and Entertainment Centre.  Reports say the Doug Ford government reached an agreement in principle with Gateway — the owner/operator of Point Edward’s Starlight Casino — to reestablish slot machines last October.  When the site opens at Hiawatha, it will open with 150 slots, opposed to the previous 450 slots at the racetrack.  The city will earn 5.25 percent of the first $65 million generated from the slots.  The amount lowers to 2.5 and 3.5 percent on the next $435 million and down to 0.5 percent once revenue reaches $500 million.  Officials say an opening date has yet to be announced.