The latest twist in Hamilton's casino debate is expected to come Thursday.
That's when councillor Sam Merulla plans to introduce a motion to name Flamboro Downs as the only possible location for a casino.
Last week, an email from Mayor Bob Bratina to members of city council indicated Ontario Lottery and Gaming officials were "supportive and agreeable" to providing a one month extension to allow us to "continue our work."
Ontaro Lottery and Gaming had originally said it wanted the city to pass a motion by March 1st saying whether Hamilton still wants a gaming facility, and if so, where one could be located.
The extra month would extend the process until the start of April, which is also when the OLG's lease to operate slot machines at Flamboro Downs expires.
Councillor Judi Partridge is also expected to ask for a two year extension of that operation when debate resumes next Thursday.
She's also said that she'll ask the province to sign a ministerial zoning order to allow a full gaming facility and ancillary casino uses such as a hotel and restaurants at the Flamborough site which is protected by the Greenbelt.