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Settlement, RFPQ In Ottawa Area

June 9, 2016:

On May 27, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. and the union representing the gaming floor employees at OLG Slots at Rideau Carleton Raceway agreed to end the labour disruption which began on December 16, 2015. Additionally, the OLG has announced that it has re-issued a Request for Pre-Qualification (RFPQ) for the Ottawa Area Gaming Bundle....read on

Ottawa-Area Bundle Issues

December 22, 2015:

On Monday, December 21, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. announced that it is cancelling the Request for Pre-Qualification for the Ottawa Area Gaming Bundle....read on

OLG Releases Remaining Gaming RFPQs

December 12, 2013:

On Thursday, December 12, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation launched the remaining Requests for Pre-Qualification (RFPQs) for gaming....read on

Ottawa Council To Sign Gaming Contract

October 10, 2013:

It has been reported in the Ottawa Citizen that on Wednesday, October 10, Ottawa Councillors voted 12-11 in favour of signing a contract with the Province of Ontario that will see the city receive a four per cent take of proceeds from a variety of casino games that will eventually be up and running at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Melnyk Fires Verbal Shots At Rideau

September 11, 2013:

On Tuesday, September 11, Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk, who recently lost out to Rideau Carleton Raceway in the controversial Ottawa casino expansion issue, took to Toronto airwaves and fired off a series of shots directed at the five-eighths-mile harness racetrack....read on

Ottawa Committee To Discuss Zones

August 20, 2013:

The Ottawa Citizen has reported that part of Ottawa City Council's finance committee meeting scheduled for next week will be dedicated to debate on the ongoing gaming-zone issue in the Ottawa area....read on

Wynne On Ottawa Casino Situation

July 22, 2013:

On Friday, July 19, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne commented on the gaming zone situation which is currently going on in the Ottawa area....read on

RCR Casino Motion Passes Committee

July 10, 2013:

On Tuesday, July 9 in Ottawa, the city's Finance and Economic Development Committee voted in favour of a motion brought forth by Mayor Jim Watson that calls for the Rideau Carleton Raceway to be the only acceptable location for casino expansion in the area. Ottawa Senators and thoroughbred racehorse owner Eugene Melnyk was in attendance at the meeting and aired his frustration regarding the process....read on

Melnyk Ends Ottawa "Gaming" Desires

July 5, 2013:

It has been reported that high-profile Canadian racehorse owner and Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk has 'moved on' from his desire to bring a casino to the Ottawa area....read on

MacMillan Accuses Melnyk Of Bullying

June 24, 2013:

Ottawa-area horseman John MacMillan has issued comments in regard to Eugene Melnyk's push to have casino expansion lured away from the Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Melnyk Meets With Mayor Watson

June 19, 2013:

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson met with Eugene Melnyk on Tuesday, June 18. Melnyk, one of the highest-profile thoroughbred owners in Canada, is upset over Mayor Watson's motion that would make Rideau Carleton Raceway the only acceptable location for casino expansion in Ottawa....read on

Report: RCR Partners With Architect

June 18, 2013:

It has been reported that the owners of Rideau Carleton Raceway have teamed up with a well known area architect in preparation for casino gaming expansion at the track....read on

Can WEG Still Get A Casino?

June 11, 2013:

After last week's surprising turn of events that placed Rideau Carleton Raceway back into the race as the preferred spot for casino expansion in Ottawa, questions continue to swirl around whether Woodbine Racetrack is completely out of the race for full casino expansion in Toronto....read on

Melnyk Against RCR Casino Expansion

June 5, 2013:

Eugene Melnyk, one of Canada's most high-profile racehorse owners, has announced to the media that he is furious over Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson's decision to now only consider the Rideau Carleton Raceway as the only acceptable location for casino expansion....read on

Horsemen React To Ottawa Casino

June 5, 2013:

"You talk about the fights that [Mayor Jim] Watson and I had personally in the media, a number of people questioned that relationship today in speaking to the media this morning. I said it's just like a hockey game, you shake hands at the end and I'm looking forward to developing a strong relationship on behalf of the horsepeople in this region for a long, long time."...read on


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