A request by the Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Club to expand the July 20, 2018 deadline to either relocate or shut completely has reportedly been rejected by Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ).
Asia Gaming Brief reports that based on local press, the DICJ confirmed on Thursday that the deadline enforced 2016 still stands following earlier in the week that the facility that’s Asia’s just legal dog-racing track filed its strategy to re-home its more than 600 Australian-bred greyhounds. According to the report, the Canidrome requested on Tuesday that it be allowed a 120-day extension for use of the facilities, including utilization of Macau Jockey Club (MJC) facilities, following the deadline.
Concerning the use of both MJC centers, the agency didn’t provide comment on the proposition rather passing the obligation of that choice to the Land, Public Works, and Transport Department (DSSOPT).
Asia Gambling brief further reports that a spokesperson for the DICJ confirmed to the Macau News Agency (MNA), the Canidrome’s proposition had yet to be accepted, but the request was offered to the DSSOPT.
The first suggestion by the Canidrome was rejected from the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM), which on Tuesday also reportedly obtained a copy of the strategy. But, it said that a decision concerning the plan could be issued following the DICJ issued its choice.
The greyhound racing track will shut its doors on July 21, 2018, after in 2016, the DICJ gave it 2 decades to relocate or shut completely. Prior to that, in November 2015, the exclusive ten-year renewal contract that was awarded to the firm in 2005 expired and was extended a one-year extension through December 31, 2016.
Interior Asian Gaming’s chief executive officer, Andrew Scott, reportedly told abc.net.au the interest in greyhound racing isn’t there from young people and they are more worried about the welfare of animals than their predecessors.
“The admiration for the animals wasn’t exactly what it should have been. And also a lot of young people were not pleased about that,” said Scott.
Australia’s national broadcaster reports that despite multiple efforts by Greyhounds Australasia to assist navigate adoptions of the dogs back in Australia, the Canidrome hasn’t seen its way to confirm the identities of the greyhounds nor offer access for behaviour experts of this breed to assess their suitability to be rehomed.