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February 20, 2020 - Abiliene-RC

US: West Virginia continues greyhound racing

US: West Virginia continues greyhound racing
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A Senate bill in West Virginia that would have brought an end to greyhound racing in the state which would have been a deadly blow to greyhound racing nationwide failed 11-23 Wednesday.

Some West Virginia senators saw an opportunity to actually expand greyhound racing. “One of the senators pointed out speaking today they have a chance to grow their markets now with Florida losing racing,” he said. “They have a chance to grow bigger through simulcasting.” At the end of 2020, greyhound racing will end in Florida where most of the greyhound simulcasting wagering is generated. “That says something about racing in Kansas. If we can get Kansas racing going, there is a big market out there worldwide for greyhound racing,” he said.

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