Greyhound Racing in the USA

  • 48 Greyhound tracks in 15 states including in Mexico. Florida is the leading state for Greyhound racing
  • On the average 80% of the money wagered (the handle) on a given day is returned to the buyers of the winning tickets (percentage varies depending on the place)
  • The American Greyhound Council works earnestly to promote Greyhound adoptions and to ensure the welfare of racing Greyhounds
  • More than 15 million people visit the tracks resulting in more than $100 million in revenue for the state and county
  • More than $2 billion will be wagered each year
  • More than 14,000 people are employed by the industry with a total payroll of over $150 million

Important US Links

The National Greyhound Association (NGA), a voluntary non-profit association operated in    accordance with the laws of Kansas, is officially recognized by the entire Greyhound racing                         industry—namely, all Greyhound racetracks and individual racing jurisdictions, as well as   foreign Greyhound registries and governing bodies—as the sole registry for racing         Greyhounds on the North American continent

The American Greyhound Council (AGC) was established in 1987 to develop, fund and         oversee programs to ensure the welfare of racing greyhounds on the farm, at the track and            upon retirement. It is a joint effort of the National Greyhound Association (NGA),           representing breeders and kennel operators; and the American Greyhound Track Operators    Association (AGTOA), representing tracks
Adopting a retired Greyhound

There are hundreds of Greyhound adoption centers in the United States and Canada. Most likely there is one near you. When you call this number...

1-800-366-1472 will be connected with the Greyhound Pets of America chapter nearest you. Good luck.

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