In partnership with Rideau Carleton Casino, revised renovations are currently set to begin for the development of a unique and dynamic destination that will re-energize Ottawa’s entertainment scene. As part of the service agreement with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), Hard Rock International took over the day-to-day operations of Rideau Carleton Casino in September 2017. With updated construction plans and timelines currently being finalized, we will soon be re-embarking on a $350 million construction project, one of the largest private investment developments currently in Ottawa.Stay tuned for exciting news and announcements to come!
The development of a revitalized gaming and entertainment destination in Ottawa will recapture spending from Ontario residents and tourists who are currently traveling to Quebec for gaming and entertainment. It’s estimated that nearly $60M is lost to the neighboring province on an annual basis.
Hard Rock and Rideau Carleton Casino plan to invest more than $350 million over the course of the multi-phased project, which is expected to create in excess of 4,500 direct and indirect construction and ongoing employment opportunities in the City of Ottawa, as well as over 700 employment opportunities at the facility once the expansion is complete.
The project is entirely funded by Hard Rock and Rideau Carleton Casino, and is expected to generate over $206 million in tax revenue for the Province of Ontario, the Federal Government, and the City of Ottawa once fully complete. This includes over $13 million in annual revenue for the City of Ottawa, once fully operational. Since 2019, OLG has given back over $1.82 billion in profit to the Province of Ontario from land-based casinos. In that same time, approximately $302 million went to municipalities and Indigenous communities that host casinos.
Hard Rock International and Rideau Carleton Casino Raceway are moving forward with plans for a phased development of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino expansion project; a unique and dynamic entertainment destination planned for the Nation’s Capital. The estimated timeline for fully phased expansion completion is April 2025. While the current facility is under construction and renovation, it remains open to the public, 24/7. Stay tuned for additional details to come.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Ottawa will continue to offer the crowd-pleasing raceway programming that Ottawa residents and tourists have come to enjoy. We are looking to redefine the entertainment experience offered to make Ottawa a world-class entertainment destination while introducing the Hard Rock brand to Canadians. Stay tuned for additional information on planned integrated experiences that will be offered to our guests.
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