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Live greyhound racing is prohibited in New Hampshire. At one time there were three greyhound tracks in the state; Seabrook Greyhound Park, the Lodge at Belmont and Hinsdale Greyhound Park.1 In 2008, the Hinsdale track declared bankruptcy and turned its gambling license over to the state. By the following year, both the Lodge at Belmont and Seabrook Greyhound Park had ceased live racing after a state budget bill went into effect allowing them to stop racing but continue simulcast wagering.2 Although live racing had ended, it was still permitted under state law. A bill supported by GREY2K USA was introduced in 2009 to outlaw the activity. In July 2010, Governor John Lynch signed the bill, known as the Greyhound Protection Act, into law.3
- Tom Fahey, “Dog racing may be gone forever,” Union Leader, June 29, 2009.
- “Statement by GREY2K USA on the Signing of House Bill 630 by Governor John Lynch and the End of Greyhound Racing,” GREY2K USA, July 8, 2010, prnewswire.com