Why Belmont Park Bets Were Cut., Daily Racing Form, 1908-05-19


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WHY BELMONT PARK BETS WERE CUT New York May IS It was In response to a gen ¬ eral public demand that the layers in the big ring at Belmont Park Saturday decided to accept 2 wagers in future The rule went into effect before the first race and the crowd became aware of the news when the chalkers announced In loud tones that they would accept such wagers It appears that when the layers put the 5 rule Into effect that is to say no bet of less than 5 to be ac ¬ cepted they thought that they would help the game by keeping the socalled Impecunious from specu ¬ lating But as time passed they learned that there was much opposition to the plan even from those who could well afford to l et ten times that amount amountSo So many requests were received by the layers at Jamaica to reduce tlie limit to the old figure that they decided to go back to first principles yester ¬ day The fact that a majority of the bettors In the big ring do not care to wager more than 2 to a race said a leading layer Is pretty good proof that the 5 rule was unnecessary and that soculled race track gambling is not such a terrible thine after all

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