Definition of New York Law, Daily Racing Form, 1910-07-19


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DEFINITION OF NEW YORK LAW. Saratoga. N. Y.. Jnly IS. — Assemblyman IVrklns. of Binghamton, in speaking of an article which recently appeared, stating that racing will end be-cause of the Agnew-PertlBa laws, said: "There is certainly nothing against racing on the statute books of the state- of New York. Racing associations and fairs can hold horse races and give purses, exactly as heretofore. There is nothing against individual betting either. The courts have held that it is no e-rime to make individual liets. and I am not opposed to that any more than I am to horse racing. And I like to see a good horse raee. What is prohibited by law is making a business of betting with anyone and everyone and making that one-s sole- business." The artie-le referred to lang other things stated that: "Eminent e I authorities who have beea esaauMed say it is not a crime to make a lief. It is also argue-il that whe-n the Agin-w-lcrkitis measures were up for tina! passage their s-ions rs made it clear that the legislation was not aimed at the private bettors, on this point ilcicniis the future- of racing in his state, and it is sahl the track owners lutead to make a hard fight to have it legallv established.,"

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