Horse Racing Analysis

March 13, 2017 | Economics and Other

Act 7 of 2016 requires the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) to provide technical assistance to the Joint State Government Commission (JSGC) for a study related to various aspects of the Pennsylvania horse racing industry. The IFO agreed to provide analysis and text necessary to address the statutory requirement that the report include “a determination of the economic return to the Commonwealth, racetrack operators, horsemen, breeders and other stakeholders on the investment of gaming assessments collected under the act of July 5, 2004 (P.L.572, No.71).”

This report is the IFO's submission to the JSGC in fulfillment of this requirement.

Note: Tables D and I (pages 8 and 21) and supporting text were updated since the original publication. (Revised March 13, 2017)

Letter to Rep. Stephens in response to questions regarding the IFO analysis. (March 28, 2017)

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