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Orlando, FL - May 15, 2017 - Following a competitive procurement process, HR Ottawa, LP,” which will be known as Hard Rock Casino Ottawa, announces it has been selected by Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) to be the service provider for the Ottawa Area Gaming Bundle 1, transitioning the existing structure and operations into Hard Rock Casino Ottawa. We are honored to partner with RCR, a reputable and longstanding member of the Ottawa community, and look forward to working with both the RCR and OLG team members through the transition and beyond.” Together, Hard Rock International and RCR will transform the existing property with a complete remodel, rebrand and significant expansion, leading to an economic development boost.
The Rideau Carleton Raceway has launched an advertising campaign that appears to be aimed directly at Ottawa's Chinese community, despite a warning from Ottawa Public Health that it's among the ethnic groups at greater risk of harm from problem gambling.
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announced Monday that Hard Rock International will partner with the raceway, with the two companies investing more than $320 million to create an "integrated entertainment destination" in the city's rural south end.
Hard Rock Casino Ottawa — 51-per-cent owned by Hard Rock International, with the rest controlled by the owners the raceway — will take over the day-to-day operations of the slots at the raceway in the fall of 2017 as part of a 20-year agreement, OLG said in a release.
Please Note: All guests to the Rideau Carleton Raceway dining room must be 19 years of age or older and in possession of valid, government issued, photo identification; guests 19 - 25 years old will be required to present a second piece of i.d. with a signature on it.|||||||||
Pending required approvals, the subsequent expansion program will bring the addition of a Hard Rock Hotel, Hard Rock Live entertainment venue, a Hard Rock Cafe & Center Bar, a Rock Shop where fans can purchase the brand's iconic merchandise, innovative music displays and memorabilia from the brand's curated collection, as well as more than 13,000 square meters of gaming space with additional slot machines and table games.
The Rideau Carleton Raceway has launched an advertising campaign that appears to be aimed directly at Ottawa's Chinese community, despite warnings from Ottawa Public Health that it's among the ethnic groups at greater risk of harm from problem gambling.
On Monday announced Hard Rock as the new operator of the gambling facility at the horse track, and together with the raceway, the global casino, restaurant and hotel company wants to transform the Albion Road facility into Hard Rock Casino Ottawa, while keeping a cornerstone attraction of the site.
The deal with the OLG stipulates that the Hard Rock Casino Ottawa will honour the collective agreement of provincial workers who currently operate the slots at the raceway, until the contract expires in a few years when it will have to be renegotiated.
Wright said the Rideau Carleton Raceway goes above and beyond OLG's requirements when it comes to guarding against gambling addiction. Under the city's zoning, 21 gaming tables can be added to the gambling offerings, and the number of slots are expected to increase slightly to 1,250 — although OLG has estimated that there's enough demand for 2,000 slot machines at Rideau Carleton.
The new complex will be in tough competition with the well-established Lac Leamy Casino in Gatineau, which boasts 1,700 slots machines, about 70 gaming tables, a number of restaurants, an 1,100-seat theatre and a Hilton Hotel. The city receives a payment from the OLG slots, which in the last five years has been in the $5-million range.
Additionally, HR Ottawa, LP will be a key proponent of responsible gaming, integrating leading educational tools and resources to help guests keep gambling safe and fun, and to provide assistance and referrals for those in need of support. Andrew Wright, a director with the raceway, said horse racing is a driving force” behind the raceway and lauded the joint venture with Hard Rock for keeping the tradition going.