Queensland leads the greyhound race

After New South Wales banned the sector, Queensland’s industry has gained a better position.

Australia.- Last week, New South Wales state determined the prohibition of greyhound racing in the region, a gaming sector that had achieved great results during the last years. As a response, owners of greyhound companies, prominent trainers and operators have decided to transfer their businesses to another Australian state, Queensland.

Queensland currently manages an AUS$600 million –US$457.3 million– greyhound racing industry per year. Now the Northeast state became the future of the greyhound gaming sector for Australian players. Queensland Racing Minister Grace Grace has shown the local government’s support to stakeholders and industry’s representatives, attending to several meetings.

“The meeting was to ­reassure them that the Queensland government believes in the future of the state’s greyhound ­industry. We will not be following the NSW ban on greyhound racing and the industry will continue in Queensland. I believe that the greyhound industry in Queensland is up to the challenge of ­reform and ensuring that we have the highest standards of animal welfare and integrity in Australia,” expressed the Minister.