After a lengthy review which began in June 2014 by an industry evaluation committee and the Strategic and Sustainable Development Committee, the Board of Horse Racing Alberta announced today a split model for the Off Track Betting/Simulcast operation for the province of Alberta.
Northlands Park was awarded all OTB outlets north of Red Deer, while Century Casino/ Mr. Max Gibb (Newco) will operate all outlets south of Red Deer including Red Deer utilizing the area codes 780 (north) and 403 (south) as the dividing line.
The detailed process included an Expression of Interest phase that was reviewed and evaluated by an external industry advisory committee. The process then moved to a detailed Request For Proposal process resulting in an external industry committee making recommendations to the HRA Strategic and Sustainable Business Committee.
The Committee’s recommendations were then presented and approved by the Board of Horse Racing Alberta.
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