Building a full-fledged casino in Ottawa has been a challenge for quite some time. After a lengthy discussion, it became clear that Rideau Carleton Raceway would undergo a $320 million expansion that would include a hotel, a music venue, and 140,000 square feet of gaming space for slot machines and table games.
In 2015, OLG introduced a “modernization plan” and a process to privatize game operations for race tracks in 2015. Last fall, Hard Rock International signed a joint venture to bid for a casino operating license. The Hard Rock Casino Ottawa Partnership consists of HRLP Investor Inc. (owned by Hard Rock International) and RCR Investor Inc. (owned by Rideau Raceway Holdenvestor Inc.).
Rideau Carleton Raceway has been in operation since 1962 and has continued to host standard breed races since then. Race slots were introduced in 2000, but in 2013 the premier mcguini government cancelled race slots. After acquiring Gyeongju Road, Hard Rock International announced an ambitious plan to build a full-fledged casino resort and gaming tables at the facility. So Rock is in the Ottawa-Donia-Long-Laconomopon-Don-Lacono-Do-Do-Donomoponino-Do-L casino.
Ottawa CTV News reported yesterday. Competition between the two gambling facilities is expected to be fierce. Catherine Schellenberg, media spokesman for Casino Lac-Leamy, explained that the competition is actually a good thing. Casino Lac-Leamy added that he had not experienced any recession or drop in visitors. Casino Lac-Leamy explained that there are enough gambling fans on both sides of the Ottawa casino.
Hard Rock Casino Ottawa Expands Ottawa’s Gambling Industry
In fact, building a second full-fledged casino in Ottawa has turned into a hot button for Gatino’s Lakreami casino officials, and since Hard Rock’s casino plan came under fire, Gatino’s Lakreami casino has been eyeing a new full-fledged casino project.
Casino du Lac Leamy, which strives to maintain its share of Ottawa’s gambling market, has announced an ambitious renovation plan. The company behind the casino has put a CA$47.3 million price tag on the project, which aims to revive the interior of the Gatineau casino.
Under the city’s zoning system, gambling operators can add 21 game tables and the number of slots is expected to increase slightly to 1,250. Last November, Hard Rock International applied to expand the number of allowed game tables from 21 to 35.