Greyounds 3 of 7 Photo Credit: DPLight (iStock).

Photo Credit: DPLight (iStock).

A bill has been proposed in Colorado that would prohibit wagering on simulcast greyhound races. While current law prohibits racing greyhounds in Colorado, residents can still bet on races conducted at out-of-state tracks.

Proposed in early January, HB23-1041 seeks to close the loophole that was created when greyhound racing was banned locally in Colorado but betting on the sport remotely wasn't.

Greyhound racing hasn't taken place in Colorado since 2008, formally banned in 2014 with a bill signed by Governor John Hickenlooper. According to CBS News, $250 million was spent on greyhound racing in Colorado in 1999, which dropped to $15 million by 2008.

"Current law prohibits racing of greyhounds in Colorado; however, it is legal to wager on greyhound races that are conducted at out-of-state race tracks and simulcast for viewing in off-track betting venues in Colorado. The bill makes it unlawful in Colorado to wager on any race of greyhounds that is conducted at, and simulcast from, a track that is outside of Colorado," reads the Bill Summary.

The text of the bill can be found here.

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