Betting Liabilities in Australia, Daily Racing Form, 1913-10-15


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BETTING LIABILITIES IN - AUSTRALIA. Though gambling debts are not recoverable at X t law, certain arguments advanced in the Melbourne . District Court leave some doubt as to whether a person who has been commissioned by another to make 0 bets can recover his losses from those by whom lie is thus employed. The ioiut arose in connection with I, a case in which Edward Hewins claimed 50 from n Frederick ONeill, of St. Kilda. Among other things s Hewins acted as a commission agent, and in such I, CMpacitv lietted with bookmakers for several years, ; and at Flemington on July 5 was a heavy bettor as s the representative of ONeill, for whom lie lost a a considerable amount. The 50 claimed represented d investments of 00 on West port in the -Maiden Steeplechase !- and 0 on Jullundur in the Myross Handi t- cap. Mr. N. II. Sonenberg, who appeared for ONeill, disclaimed Hewins authority to bet for his client and also that such a contract is null and void. After a lengthy legal argument, in which both English and Australian laws were quoted, the case was adjourned for a week in order to obtain other opinions on the points raised. Sydney Referee.

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