Bill to ban simulcasting of greyhound races advances in Pennsylvania House

A new bill is moving forward in the Pennsylvania State House, which would ban the simulcasting of greyhound races. A Philly.com blog post notes live racing has been banned in the state since 2004, but this effort could help cut off more profits for the industry.

Simulcasting has been a means to slip around state bans, to allow people to cast bets on out-of-state races. Hopefully, this bill make it all the way to the governor’s desk very soon. And I hope the trend will continue, most notably in states that still allow dog racing.

Rep. Curt Schroder is interviewed in this video and talks about the problems in the greyhound racing industry and notes his family has adopted a greyhound.

The biggest state for greyhound racing remains Florida. I only hope that state officials there will soon see the light that is being cast on this horrible practice. Getting Florida join the compassion movement on this topic would be a huge step forward.

But for now, Pennsylvania gets two paws up for moving to further ban betting on dog racing.

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