Speculation Lively at Shreveport, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-10


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SPECULATION LIVELY AT SHREVEPORT. Shreveport. La., November 9. Almost as much betting was done during the" races here as if regular lKKikmaking were in operation and there was no Locke law. Some of the best-known bookies in the country offered odds through verbal announcement and by means of a chart carried by hand and bold above the head of the gambling men. Hundreds of tickets were sold in this way. almost the entire time between the Taces being used for these transactions, which took place in the space heretofore occupied by the bookmakers stands. This space was packed with men. many of whom held handfuls of greenbacks. Following each race two or three streams of men holding winning numbers In single file marched to a fence, against which stood men with satchels, from which they paid the winners. No secrecy was madcof the betting. The usual excitement and noise noticed where bookmak-ing is in practice were noticeably absent, and there was no disturbance of any sort to attract the attention of the people in the grandstand. Probably this is due to the fact that the men giving the odds urged precaution so as not to produce legal interruption or displease the fair association when it announced it could not sanction the betting.

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