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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

Hudak, Pettapiece Comment On PC's Five-Part Plan For Racing

November 8, 2013:

Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak and MPP Randy Pettapiece addressed the media on Friday after the Party unveiled its five-point plan to save Ontario's horse racing industry....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 Council Passes RCR Motion

August 28, 2013:

After having passed committee earlier this week, Ottawa City Council on Wednesday, August 28 voted 17-6 in favour of a motion to make the Rideau Carleton Raceway the only possible location in the area for expansion of casino gaming....read on

Ottawa Committee Backs RCR As Only Gaming Location

August 26, 2013:

The Ottawa Business Journal has reported that during its meeting on Monday, August 26, Ottawa City Council's Finance and Economic Development Committee voted in support of making the Rideau Carleton Raceway the only location in the Ottawa area that gaming expansion will be accepted....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

Watson Backs Gaming Zone Request

July 19, 2013:

In an article discussing Ottawa City Council's request to the OLG for two separate gaming zones in the Ottawa area, Mayor Jim Watson has been quoted as saying the proposal appears to be a "win-win" situation for both sides....read on

Ottawa Casino Issue Back To Committee

July 17, 2013:

On Wednesday, July 17, Ottawa City Council unanimously voted in favour of a new motion introduced by Councillors Tim Tierney and Mark Taylor. The motion calls for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation to create two separate gaming zones in the Ottawa area, one for the Rideau Carleton Raceway and another located elsewhere....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

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

More On Ottawa Casino News

June 4, 2013:

It has been reported that on Tuesday, June 4, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson officially gave notice of his intention to table a motion for the city to endorse Rideau Carleton Raceway as the only location in the municipality for casino expansion....read on


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