My "OLG Proposal and Links to Toronto Casino Consultation" provides background information, links to source material, and the all-important link to the online questionnaire for providing opinions on the Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) corporation's proposal to put a casino into downtown Toronto.

Plus it includes the dates for public consultation meetings.

Naturally such a sizable public service announcement also deserves publicity in my Xanga blog ("Background for the Toronto Casino Proposal").

A Tiny Business Case for this Toronto Casino

"Slot Machines Primed for Action" : image by Lisa Brewster
Then Decoded Science published my "Sample Case Study of Math for a Casino Business Proposal". This examines one main detail: the very different estimates of the "hosting fee" that the OLG might pay Toronto for the privilege of making a significant profit for the province and the casino operator from the city's residents and tourists.

I departed from my usual practice by pre-publicizing this article in DeHaan Services rather than here in my Blog of Writing. My original images, from the spreadsheet, were copyrighted in "Preview of Math for the Toronto Casino Proposal" because of the previous article about the OLG proposal.

Gamble on my Writing Tip

Since this article about the proposed Toronto casino is for public service, it must demonstrate that a certain quality of research.

Unfortunately, having links throughout the article slows down the reader. Without them, however, there's no way to demonstrate that the article is authoritative.

The most interesting challenge was to make all my remarks about one reference article, before moving on to the next. Otherwise the reader has to jump around the references. I wasn't perfect this time, but it was as close as I could make it.

So my writing tip is to organize an essay by the reference material, just to make life easier for your readers.

If your topic depends less on the references, you could be organize the material in other ways: by date and time; by importance; or by any logical relationship.

Just don't gamble that your reader will keep track of which source material is being referenced, even if they're interested in a risky project like a casino in Toronto.

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