City Council approves Hard Rock Casino expansion

The Hard Rock Casino expansion at the Rideau Carleton Raceway has officially been approved.

City Council gave the green light to the $318M expansion plan on Wednesday. 

Those plans include a hotel, concert venue, and an expanded casino.

The Hard Rock expansion faced some opposition from councillors who had concerns about problem gambling and resources to help addicts.

A motion to limit the number of slot machines at the casino failed.

Construction on the project is set to begin later this year.