Another Pari-Mutuel Move: South Carolina Legislature to be Asked to Legalize That Mode of Speculation, Daily Racing Form, 1913-01-19


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ANOTHER PARI-MUTUEL MOVE. South Carolina Legislature to Be Asked to Legalise e That Mode of Speculation. Columbia. S. .. January is. — An effort will be p . made in the South Carolina General Assembly early next week to amend the anti racing bill passed by J the la-t Legislature so as to allow the pari-mutuol , system of betting at the race meeting to begin in Charleston. S. C. this month. The bill, to be introduced by John T. Miller, of the Richmond delegation, will seek to amend the act "to prevent betting, pool j selling, bookmaking. bets or wagers, and to provide punishment for such offenses, and to declare same t or any of them a loniinou nuisance." This was in troduced last year by H. K. Osborne, of Spartanburg, sad passed by both hou-es. The author of the ■ bill will make a strenuous tight for the passage of I the bill. He palate d out that the pro|K sed system | has been adopted in states where bookmaking is outlawed. The question of racetrack legislation is sure to " be one of the interesting problems of this session of the General Assembly. Possibly the most heated II j light of the last session was the struggle between ■ the racetrack advocates anil the "amis." which finally resulted in the passage of the bill agaiust t bookmaking. Charleston. S. C January IS.— A flispatch from ■ Columbia printed iii the local papers today to the 0 effect that a bill would lie introduced in the I iff, hi lature next week bv J. T. Miller of Richmond, to amend the anti -betting act so as to allow the pari mutuel system of betting at the Charleston track was received with much joy by race-goers gathered ■ here. It is said that this measure will find strong supiiort in hath houses aud the general belief here j ■ is that some relief will be granted to the racing • interests.

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