In addition to competition from the Florida lottery and casino gambling, the article also cites disinterest on the part of young people and pressure from animal groups as a cause for the decline.
The article also quotes Susan Netboy, founder and president of the Greyhound Protection League, who is happy the younger generation doesn’t have the time for greyhound racing:
“Young people recognize it’s exploiting the dogs and won’t spend their money there,” she said. “And it’s too boring for them. Betting on greyhounds takes time and the only people who have time to bet the dogs are the old-timers — and they’re not going to be around for much longer.
“If the greyhound tracks get slot machines, they might survive. Without them, they’ll be gone in 10 years,” Netboy said.