TORONTO, May 2, 2016 /CNW/ - OLG is continuing to integrate horse racing into the provincial gaming strategy by launching THE CANADIAN TRIPLE CROWN INSTANT game, available now at lottery retailers across the province.
The INSTANT game costs $5 and features seven top prizes of $100,000. It also includes a second chance contest to win one of 10 VIP prize packages to the 2017 Queen's Plate.
"The launch of the INSTANT game will help build excitement around the three premier thoroughbred races in the Canadian Triple Crown: the Queen's Plate, the Prince of Wales Stakes and the Breeders' Stakes," said Cal Bricker, Senior Vice President, Horse Racing. "THE CANADIAN TRIPLE CROWN INSTANT game is the latest horse-themed product launched by OLG and the first INSTANT game of its kind available to customers."
Launching the INSTANT game will help increase public awareness of the industry while further demonstrating OLG's support for horse racing in Ontario.
OLG is continuing to work in partnership with the horse racing industry and Ontario government to help build a more sustainable future for the industry. Horse racing is vital to rural communities. The industry provides jobs for thousands of people across the province and is an important part of Ontario's rich heritage.
OLG is the Ontario government agency that delivers gaming entertainment in a socially responsible manner. OLG conducts and manages gaming facilities, the sale of province-wide lottery games, PlayOLG Internet gaming, the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres and is leading the integration of horse racing into the provincial gaming strategy. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $42 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. These payments to the province support the operation of hospitals, amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program, local and provincial charities and problem gambling prevention, treatment and research.
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