Betting On Races Is Not Illegal, Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-15


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BETTING ON RACES IS NOT ILLEGAL NEAV YORK N Y June 14 Betting on horse races where the taker is not the owner lessee or occupant of the premises in which the bet is made is not a crime reads a decision rendered by City Magistrate Reynolds Thomas Maher who was arrestid for taking l ets in a saloon was discharged dischargedMagistrate Magistrate Reynolds 1 eld that the gambling law of 1910 did not intend t make betting a crime but only professional hookn nking He referred to a decision by Justice Scu Ider in which the justice said saidThe The legislature has iiade it a crime to bet on prize fights It can n ike It a crime to bet on horse races It has not done so uud the court is powerless to do so

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