New Yorks Peculiar Conditions., Daily Racing Form, 1908-06-27


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NEW YORKS PECULIAR CONDITIONS The fact that the attendance at Sheepshead Bay has increased to about 6500 or 7000 a day since a bet can be made is being used as an argument that If the poolrooms were killed off again the attendance at the races would be increased aud that the gate receipts would be consequently greater The field enclosure has suffered more than that of the grandstand under the new conditions Patrons of the field are usually small speculators and the poolrooms where betting can be conducted prac ¬ tically without interference have been a magnet for them during the last ten days The rooms while conducted on the quiet have opened It is said all over town and particularly in Harlem It was stated that some of the largest rooms oper ¬ ating above 125th street were not only doing business ou the races but had also installed games of chance Most of these rooms were out of commis ¬ sion while the Jockey Clubs crusade was carried on New York Sun

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