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.READ MORE: Lightning Sparks Over 20 New Wildfires In Extreme Southwest Colorado On Friday
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.READ MORE: 'Little Slice Of Hell' House Under Contract With Cash Offer, Off The Market
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.MORE NEWS: Colorado Weather: Scattered Saturday Storms, Few Could Turn Severe On The Plains
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