Illinois Racing Measure: More Details Of Bill Introduced At Springfield By Senator Denvir.; Provision Made for a State Commission to Control Sport, with Pari-Mutuel Betting Legalized and a Percentage of Receipts for State Use., Daily Racing Form, 1915-04-17


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ILLINOIS RACING MEASURE MEASUREMORE MORE DETAILS OF BILL INTRODUCED AT SPRINGFIELD BY SENATOR DENVIR Provision Made for a State Commission to Control ControlSport Sport with PariMutuel Betting Legalized Legalizedand and a Percentage of Receipts for State Use Springfield 111 April 1C The racing bill intro ¬ duced in the Mnate by Senator John T Deiivir of Chicago provides for a state racing commission to be appointed by the governor and legillixes tin parl miituol system of betting on tin races The section permitting Aietting bv machine method reads readsWhen When a racing association has received a li Miso to conduct a racing meeting it shall provide an additiounl inclosuro where will be permitted automatic registering machines in the care of tno necessary competent attendants who shall act as tiiupjrary custodians of moneys deposited by per ¬ sons anil all moneys so deposited shall be subjected to reasonable rules and regulations made and passed by said racing commissioners and no other method shall be permitted Each association shall cause tq be collected five per cent from all sums deposited and the association shall pay two per cent of such live per cent to the treasurer of the slate public highways and roads commission every thirty days No person shall be permitted to enter this addi ¬ tional incliisure unless they are iver twentyone years of age and each association shall cause to be paid by each ami every person an additional mini ¬ mum admittance fee of 100 Ten per cent of all niilieys so collected shall be paid by the associ ¬ ation to the treasurer of the stales public high ¬ ways and roads commission every thirty days daysMl Ml her forms of betting are prohibited as follows It shall be unlawful for any person to solicit ask make induce or attempt to Induce any otuer IHTSOII or persons to wager money or a security on a horse or horse race anywhere inside or iqion any pan of the property of any licensed racinx associ ¬ ation ationTJio TJio racinx commission is to be composed of three member each of whom is to receive 20 a year The commission is to issue licenses to racing v atlyiis Ten per cont of the gro s reculuts at race moot Ing is to be paid to the state Horse races are nrohibited on Sunday and between Oct Senator John T Denvir returned i Chicago from Springfield Thursday nixht and spoke oncourag inxiy of the prospects for the racinx bill which he iiili iducod The senator did not say who was IK hind the move to revive llie sport other than him ¬ self He has never been identified in any way with racinx He said the introduction of tiw measure wis made to test sentiment throughout the slate slateThe The bill 1 introduced at Springfield is prac ¬ tically the same as the one I offered in 1U It provide fur commission control vith a percentage of revenue for the state In Springfield which is in Saiignmon county ten days of racing are allowed each year at the fair but in no other county is the sport permitted Of course the Springfield races are not regulated by law As they have proved to be popular 1 dont see why the other counties of the state shouldnt enjoy the same privileges If regulated Sangnmon county seems to have a monopoly on tin si rt at present The senator remarked that he had seen plenty if addock at the Springfield track

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