OLG Updating Horse Racing Economic Impact Study

Harness racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park
Published: June 4, 2023 01:23 pm EDT

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 late June 2023, a survey questionnaire will be made accessible through industry associations.

Ontario Racing has indicated that members can look out for an email containing a link to the study. Alternatively, you may use the following link to tell OLG which email address you would like the survey sent to. Your 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 late June 2023 to July 31, 2023. 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, which OLG expects to release in early 2024, 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, please contact [email protected].

(With files from Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation)

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