OLG To Update Horse Racing Economic Impact Study

Published: December 18, 2023 10:29 am EST

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), in partnership with horse racing groups and associations, is conducting a post-pandemic economic assessment to quantify the current economic impact of the Ontario horse racing industry. This will help OLG and the industry better understand how the horse racing landscape has changed since OLG’s first comprehensive economic impact study, conducted in 2019.

In support of this important initiative, beginning on Jan. 9, 2024, a survey questionnaire will be made accessible through industry associations. Industry participants will be emailed a link to the study. Alternatively, if you have not already done so, you may click here to tell OLG which email address you would like the survey sent to. Participation is critical to help ensure the updated study captures a diverse range of data that accurately reflects the economic contribution of the industry. 

The survey will be open from Jan. 9 to Feb. 9, 2024. It will take no more than 15 minutes for respondents to complete and will ask about operational and capital spending, as well as workforce details. 

The updated study will provide an important refreshed baseline of validated information that can be relied on by industry members to engage in meaningful and productive discussions about the sector. 

If you have any questions about this initiative, contact [email protected].

(With files from OLG)

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