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 act 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.
The act also creates the greyhound welfare and adoption fund and requires that, of the money that is paid to the department of revenue by licensees for the privilege of conducting races and operating in-state simulcast facilities, the department must transfer to the fund:
- $25,000 on January 1, 2025; and
- $50,000 on January 1, 2026.
The fund is repealed, effective August 1, 2026.
APPROVED by Governor June 2, 2023
EFFECTIVE October 1, 2024
NOTE: This act was passed without a safety clause.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)