Beating the Austrian Bookmakers, Daily Racing Form, 1922-03-22


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— ♦ w BEATING THE AUSTRIAN BOOKMAKERS The continental papers tell of two nnnamed Ameiioiins iisiuj; wireless lo swindle Austrian bookmakers. Both are in jail at Vienna. The Paris-Vienna wuelna reate ana ased for their operations. Renters declares that the pair obtained large sums of money before their detection and arrest. One of the pair, a telegraph operator with the American Relief Mission, is alleged to have received from aastha* man in Paris the name of the winner «if the first ram at SBS of the Palis nieeijngs. Roth men then b.-icked the horse for a considerable slake, puiting smaller sums, as a blind, on horses booked for races which had not at the time been run. The bookmaker at first had no suspicions, .is he knew there was no direct telephone between Vienna anil Paris, and that telegrams take aereraJ nouis in transmission. The Americans, he savs. reheated this piocedino three times before their gaaM was detected. This is believed to be the first lime that wireless telegraphy is supposed to have been used for a turf fraud.

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