The proposition to assemble a best in class $320 million club at the Rideau Carleton Raceway passed its first genuine vote at a full city gathering meeting.

Gathering voted 19-4 to endorse the development of 21 new gaming tables and affirmed the Rideau Carleton Raceway as the main site satisfactory for the advancement of a gambling club.

Various councilors communicated worry over betting addictions yet Mayor Jim Watson said that is not the city’s concern.

“They’re spending around 9 million dollars a year on programs, helplines…I don’t trust the city of Ottawa or any city in Ontario should remove that duty from the area,” the Mayor said after gathering.

However, Councilor Diane Deans, who has additionally communicated worry about the absence of open discussion, said the wellbeing and security of Ottawa occupants should be examined further.

“We have to comprehend I figure superior to anything we do today the general visibility’s of on the off chance that we are going down that way, what should we do to relieve the antagonistic effects on families and on people in the group,” Deans said.

Chamber’s choice happens one week aafter the city’s back board of trustees voted similarly at an open gathering with no one from the group there to talk about the gambling club.

The civil argument about whether to manufacture another clubhouse and where it ought to be constructed has been around for a considerable length of time, however the issue extremely warmed up again in 2011 under strain from the Ontario Government and again in 2013 when Mayor Watson proposed a downtown gambling club. The general population has been welcome to talk and submit remarks all through the procedure.

At the present time the arrangement is for Hard Rock Casino Ottawa to assume control everyday tasks of the Rideau Carleton Racetrack not long from now before gradually pushing ahead with a $320 million redesign of the office. The development is relied upon to bring occupations to country Ottawa and pull in more individuals to the region.


“We are extremely starving for work in rustic Ottawa south … what’s more, this won’t just contract individuals from Osgoode ward, however from wherever in the city,” said the zone’s councilor George Darouze.

Hard Rock Casino Ottawa still can’t seem to record a formal application identifying with the course and when that happens Mayor Watson said people in general will have additionally contribution on what is fabricated and how. Watson said a formal application will probably be submitted in the following a half year or somewhere in the vicinity.