Florida Decoupling Bills Look Unlikely to Progress

If passed, the bills were likely to end live racing at Hialeah Park.

Daily Racing Form

Two decoupling bills are unlikely to move forward in the Florida senate this session.

A key Florida senate committee removed two massive gambling deals from its docket on Tuesday, intensifying doubts that the full state legislature will allow bills radically changing the Florida gambling landscape to go forward this session.

If passed, the bills would have likely led to the closing of all or nearly all of Florida's greyhound tracks. Hialeah Park, which runs an American Quarter Horse meet, was also expected to drop its live racing programs.

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