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What’s on tap at Ottawa’s Hard Rock Casino this summer

Crowd at a Hard Rock Casino concert in Ottawa

Are you looking for a place where you can indulge in an elevated gaming experience, heart-pounding racing, exquisite dining, and live entertainment, all under one roof? Look no further than Rideau Carleton Casino, future home of Hard Rock Ottawa and Ottawa’s only casino in the nation’s capital, open 24/7 during construction.

A short drive from the airport, Rideau Carleton Casino offers unlimited fun for visitors every day of the week. 

With doors open 365 days a year, 24/7, the fun never stops. Whether you’re seeking an adrenaline rush on the gaming floor, the thrill of live horse racing, or a memorable night out with friends and family, Rideau Carleton Casino has got you covered.

Endless excitement on – and off – the gaming floor

Featuring an impressive array of 1,200 slot machines and fan-favourite table games such as Blackjack, Baccarat and Roulette, Rideau Carleton Casino offers something for every type of player, from seasoned gamblers to casual enthusiasts. 

The casino also offers monthly promotions, so guests have the opportunity to win even more cash, trips and prizes when they visit. 

For those who crave the excitement of live sports, Rideau Carleton Casino’s state-of-the-art racetrack is the place to be, with live standardbred harness horse racing every Thursday and Sunday from April to September.

And, guests of all ages are welcome at the racetrack, making it a fun outing for the whole family! 

Over the years, the Rideau Carleton Casino has also become a destination to celebrate seasonal holidays, such as Canada Day or Victoria Day. 

Dynamic firework displays and concerts are held on the casino grounds, making it the perfect place to spend an evening with family and friends. 

Live music and casual dining

If betting isn’t your thing, the casino also has an extensive lineup of specialty events hosted at The Joint, a new on-site venue with a bar, lounge seating and stage. 

Here, guests can enjoy concerts, comedy shows, sports viewing parties, and even private events. 

The casino is also home to four restaurants, making it easy to either grab a bite between games or sit down for a meal. 

Caffé Italiano, for example, offers Italian fare “done simple”, inspired by Chef Wesley Boodhram’s travels through Italy. Meanwhile, Mr. Lucky’s offers comfort food made fresh, the perfect spot to grab breakfast or a snack while taking in the horse races below. 

Front of Hard Rock Casino

Get ready for what’s next

If you visit the Rideau Carleton Casino, you’ll likely notice some big changes are underway. 

The casino is currently undergoing a major transformation in anticipation of the 2025 launch of the brand new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Ottawa, which will reimagine the city’s casino experience. 

Once fully complete, the new space will offer a world-class entertainment venue including a Hard Rock Hotel – with 150 rooms – an expanded gaming floor, a Hard Rock Live theatre, Rock Shop and more than 10 restaurants, bars and lounges, including the award-winning and iconic Hard Rock Café and Council Oak Steakhouse.

To stay up to date on the project progress, or to find out what shows and events are taking place at the casino, visit!