Ordinary Bet Not A Crime., Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-07


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ORDINARY BET NOT A CRIME New York August C Justice Gaynor rendered a decision today ittfy has a bearing on the problems created by the no betting laAV Tills Avas in the case of Oeorge Sterling Avho Avas accused of violat ¬ ing the new antigambling laws bv betting a basket of golf balls on the result of a golf game In Nassau county Long Island Justice Gaynor dismissed the case followsThe against Sterling and ruled as follows The difference betAveen ordinary betting and gambling is too plain to require AAords An ordinary uet Is not a crime Avhether made in your parlor or on the golf links or on the race track nor Is tne making of a note or memorandum thereof but If you hoW yourself out to bet nnd bet all comers or generally or become a general recorder of such bets or of bets between others you are guilty of a crime

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