Peter Spoar: Wagering on a Fort Erie Success Story

Family trips to the racetrack were among some of the fondest childhood memories for Peter Spoar while growing up in Fort Erie, ON in the 1970s. His professional career has come full-circle since then, as Spoar currently works as the manager of wagering and wagering development for Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium. “My grandfather was a fan of the racetrack,” said Spoar. “He wasn’t a huge gambler or anything. He liked show betting quite a bit. My dad also liked coming to the track occasionally. By virtue of that, my brother and myself would often tag along with them. Back then, Fort Erie had a petting zoo, so it was family-friendly as well. We made the occasional bet ourselves, not at the windows obviously, but I became familiar with wagering at a very early age and found it exciting.” Spoar said the atmosphere at the track and the analytical nature…

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