DENVER (AP) — Colorado is the latest state to ban greyhound dog racing.

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Monday to ban greyhound racing, which hasn’t existed since 2008 but remains permissible under state law.

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Some $250 million was spent on greyhound racing in Colorado in 1999, but the activity dwindled to about $15 million by 2008, according to a fiscal analysis provided to lawmakers.

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At least seven states still have greyhound racing operations, according to the American Greyhound Council. The Colorado bill would still allow simulcast betting at Colorado’s lone horse-racing facility.

A fiscal analysis prepared for lawmakers predicted no impact from the ban because the state has already eliminated greyhound-racing regulators.

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