Florida votes to end greyhound racing

U.S. & World

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WESH) Florida voters have approved an amendment that bans betting on greyhound races, starting in 2021. 

The 11 tracks that still have the sport will be allowed to keep their more profitable poker rooms, simulcast betting and, in South Florida, slot machines.

The sport remains in five other states. 

Proponents said racing is inherently cruel, pointing to the average of two deaths weekly from illness or injury among the state’s 8,000 racing dogs.

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