The committee passed two motions Monday morning. The first was to keep the Rideau Carleton Raceway as the only place for expanded gaming facilities and the second was to cap the amount of gaming tables, with reduced operating hours.
The decisions appeased some community associations that spoke about the negative effects of gambling, but drew contempt from the owner of the Ottawa Senators....
The owner of the Ottawa Senators, Eugene Melnyk, said that without the extra revenue the future of the club is at risk.
"I don't get it," said Melnyk about the committee's decision.
Melnyk went on to highlight how much his franchise is involved in the city.
"You know, I don't want to say who's more important and who gives more to the community but I will," he said.
"I think we are doing a lot for the community, everybody knows it, I don't have to repeat it," said Melnyk.
"We just do it because we wa...