Bid To Ban Dog Racing Draws Court FightThe association that represents greyhound owners and breeders filed suit against the state Thursday, hoping to block a ballot measure that would ban dog racing across the state.
Greyhound Racing Ban Proposal Goes To Voters In NovemberFlorida voters will be asked this fall to ban greyhound racing, a staple for decades of the state’s gambling industry.
Proposal To Ban Greyhound Racing Gets BackingAfter repeated legislative debates about the greyhound industry, Florida voters could decide in 2018 whether to ban dog racing in the state.
State Approves Ending Dog Races At Miami TrackFlorida gambling regulators this week gave a Miami dog track permission to ditch greyhound races but keep more lucrative slot machines and card games, in a first-of-its-kind ruling.
12 Greyhound Racing Dogs Test Positive For CocaineA Florida Greyhound racing trainer has had his license suspended after 12 dogs he trains tested positive for cocaine.
Gambling Bill Remains A Long ShotDespite narrow approval by a House committee Tuesday, odds remain long that lawmakers will sign off on a gambling proposal that could do away with dog racing, pave the way for Las Vegas-style casinos in South Florida and open the door for slot machines in Lee and Palm Beach counties.
Senate Passes Bill Requiring Greyhound Injury ReportingThe Florida Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would require greyhound racing tracks and trainers to report injuries to their dogs to the state.
Fla. Legislators Push For End To Greyhound Racing outh Florida legislators are pushing to end a requirement which says greyhound dog-tracks must have on-site races if they want to keep card and betting games.
Critics Look To Shut Down Greyhound Racing Several lawmakers, on Wednesday, joined with animal-rights groups and two rescue dogs at a Capitol news conference calling for changes in the state’s decades-old greyhound racing industry—a sport that has seen waning popularity in recent year.
Senate Panel: Allow Dog Tracks With No DogsA divided Senate panel on Thursday narrowly approved a bill to let greyhound tracks keep their licenses without having to offer live racing, opening the door for them to become card rooms or other types of gambling venues.
Live Greyhound Racing Could Be On The Way OutA pair of state legislators are trying to drum up support for their bills which would eliminate the requirement that dog tracks off live racing.
Greyhound Racing Survives Legislative SessionAmong the scores of bills that died Friday at the end of Florida's legislative session was House Bill 1145 - a measure that would have hastened the demise of greyhound racing in Florida.