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Finance Minister Proposes End of Slots at Racetracks

The Ontario government has received a report from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) that proposes modernization of the system, an increase in its revenues by more than $1 billion a year, and the creation of 2,300 net new jobs in the gaming industry and nearly 4,000 additional jobs in the hospitality and retail […]

OHRIA Says it’s Time to Check Your Facts Mr. Duncan

Finance Minister Dwight Duncan provided an emailed statement to the Windsor Star on Wednesday March 7, 2012, regarding the OLG Slots at Racetrack program that contained a number of inaccurate statements.   “Since 1998 the horse racing industry has received $3.4 billion in government support, including $345 million last year alone. That’s more money than […]

OHRIA Urges You to Write Your MPP Today

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) is calling on all owners, trainers, grooms, hotwalkers, vet techs, van drivers, blacksmiths and any other concerned horse racing and breeding industry participant to join the OHRIA and associates in writing letters to the Ontario government in support of our ongoing fight to save the Slots at Racetracks Program […]

OHRIA Launches Website in Support of Slots-at-Racetracks

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association has been overwhelmed by the support it has been receiving from industry members and the general public over the last two weeks in response to its efforts to protect the OLG Slots at Racetracks Program. “Phones in our office are ringing off the hooks. We are receiving hundreds of […]

Ontario Horse Racing Industry Condemns Misleading Ads by Ontario Liberal Party

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association is deeply disappointed with the Ontario Liberal Party’s misleading portrayal of the OLG Slots at Racetrack Program. The OLG Slots at Racetrack Program is not a ‘secret subsidy’ that benefits ‘a few wealthy racetrack owners’ as the Liberals falsely claim. It is actually the largest source of revenue for […]

Economic Benefits from Ontario’s Horse Racing Industry

In the late 1990’s and throughout the past decade, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (now the OLG) entered into a revenue sharing agreement with racetrack operators and host municipalities in Ontario to allow the placement of slot machines at racetracks. The racetracks provided the OLG with access to their existing facilities, saving the government […]

Proposed Budget Cuts Put Ontario’s Horse Racing Industry in Jeopardy

The much-anticipated Drummond report, issued February 15th, ahead of Finance Minister Dwight Duncan’s budget next month, lists 362 measures for helping to reduce the province’s $16-billion deficit. One of Don Drummond’s recommendations is to allow slot machines at facilities outside of casinos and racetracks. This move would impact the horse racing industry significantly in Ontario. […]