As feared by horse racing competitors and enthusiasts, former TD Bank chief economist Don Drummond wants the province to muck with the slot machine agreement in place at tracks.
He said the government would make more money outside if the slot parlours were located outside of racetrack facilities.
The contract with racetrack operators expires next year.
Would tracks still get a cut if the machines are moved?
Not likely if they are not housed within their facilities.
Of course these are only recommendations but I’m sure the horse racing community will fight to ensure this never gets off the pages of the Drummond report, which was commissed by the government to find savings while Ontario struggles with a deficit.