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End dog racing with (lucky) Amendment 13

by FRED GRIMM

Think of Amendment 13 as a merciful act of euthanasia; our chance to put dog racing out of its misery.

The vital signs have long been moribund. The handle – total dollars bet – at Florida’s dog tracks has declined more than 70 percent since 2001. Nationally, betting on greyhound racing fell from an all-time high of $3.5 billion in 1991 to less than $500 million last year. Paid attendance has dropped more than 85 percent. The grandstands have become the haunts of unfashionable old men in lonely contemplation.

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