Deadline Approaching For OLG Economic Impact Survey

Horses qualifying in the distance at Woodbine Mohawk Park
Published: May 15, 2024 02:02 pm EDT

A reminder to Ontario horse racing participants that the deadline to participate in the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) Horse Racing Economic Impact Study Survey is May 31, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Your insights are crucial for OLG's understanding of the broader economic implications of horse racing in our communities. The deadline was extended to May 31 for the extra time needed to pull together information for calendar year 2023. Please keep in mind that respondents are encouraged to use reasonable estimates where appropriate if information is not readily available. 

A reminder that OLG has added a contest for those who complete the survey to enter to win a prize package featuring two tickets to a show at the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino, along with overnight accommodations and dinner. If you’ve already taken the survey, reach out to [email protected] to ensure your eligibility for the contest. For more information, read the Official Rules and Regulations.

To complete the survey, click one of the following links: 

OLG emphasizes that the strength of the survey lies in its detailed examination of Ontario’s horse racing industry, both pre and post-pandemic, thanks to its rigorous methodology. This in-depth analysis allows the industry to uncover valuable insights essential for navigating this sector’s complexities effectively.  

OLG wants to reassure you that privacy and confidentiality are their top priorities. All responses are kept strictly confidential, only used for research purposes, and not shared outside of OLG. Your individual answers will never be shared or attributed to you personally as information is aggregated to ensure anonymity. For more information, read OLG's Privacy Policy

Your participation in this survey is invaluable, and OLG truly appreciates the time and effort you've dedicated to providing your input. This is your information and having a full understanding of the industry’s economic impact will be of value to everyone. 

If you haven't already, the OLG is asking you to please take the time to complete the survey using the links provided above.

Should you have any questions or concerns or if you need any assistance with the survey, e-mail [email protected].

On Wednesday, May 15, Woodbine Entertainment issued a statement from Bill Ford, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Racing at Woodbine Entertainment, encouraging Woodbine and Mohawk Park owners, breeders and trainers to participate in the survey.

"As you may know, the OLG currently has a confidential Horse Racing Post Pandemic Economic Impact Survey open and is requesting that owners, breeders and trainers complete the survey. The survey and its results are of critical importance to our industry today, and for the future," said Ford in the statement.

"The data and results (which are only used in aggregate, individual data is strictly confidential) captured by this survey are extremely useful in informing government officials, government agencies, and other stakeholders how many jobs our industry supports, how much it contributes to the provincial economy through taxes, and how much it contributes to the GDP. The results of the survey are an essential piece of information when examining support for the long-term sustainability of the industry.

"If you have not completed the confidential survey yet, please do so not only for your own benefit, but for the benefit of the tens of thousands of people in Ontario who are employed in the industry. The deadline to complete the survey is May 31."

(With files from Woodbine)

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