For Taxation of Irish Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1919-03-05


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FOR TAXATION OF IRISH RACING The well-known Irish bookmaker, R. J. Duggan. has advocated in an Irish newspaper the taxation of bookmakers, and his views on the betting question are highly interesting in view of his standing as head of the Irish ring. He suggests that each bookmaker pay a license each year of 00, with an addition of, 50 for each clerk he employs. From die amount gathered from this tax Mr. Duggan suggests that a substantial portion should be earmarked for the increase of racing stakes, and that the remainder might be used In several useful ways by the government. He thinks that the time lias now arrived to give bookmakers transactions the same legal standing as the transactions of stock brokers.

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