Registered Wagering for New Orleans, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-16


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r 1 - 1 s e s e t I a e t r r . II 1 t d e e X "REGISTERED WAGERING" FOR NEW ORLEANS 3 New Orleans. La.. October 15. Having devised what he believes will be a successful betting scheme within the pale of the Locke law. President Samuel 1 F. Heaslip today made fdrther announcement re-c gardiug the opening of a ninety-days winter race 2 meeting here December 5. "Registered wagering" will be employed as a 1 substitute for the old bookmaking. It was further r announced that Mr. Heaslip will be manager of the L winter meeting. He said: "No owner of a race p horse or nny person interested directly or indirectly r in the running of horses will have anything to do 0 with the management of the courses. "No gambling or betting, except between indi-viduals. will be permitted on the premises. No " bets, even between individuals, will be allowed on 1 the premises except on the condition that each ele-s " posit the amount of their wager in cash with the 1 association at the time that wager is made, "The association will derluct from the aggregate amount five per cent, for the purpose of protecting the public and fixing the responsibility of individuals betting. The records of the court show that the individual wagering on the old Metairle course was , attended by differences which often resulted in law-U suits, which, under this method, is obviated. "Irresponsible persons, track officials or such peril sons as the association sees fit to prevent will not be e allowed to wager., placing Uie proposition upon the 0 lines. In my estimation, desired by those who were Interested in the passing of the Locke bill. That is: : We are not assisting, aiding, encouraging or abet-. - ting wagering, for the reason that the association 1 penalizes it. With the censorship which I will re-s - emire I will eliminate all conditions which would 1 raise moral Issues. "Only men of known Integrity will be employed as 9 - . 3 judges, stewards and starters. There will be no free tickets exe-ept to paid employes, liorse owners and their paid employes. The free list of public olHcials and their employes will be discontinued. The prices of admission will be the same as last vear. We will not seek to make any money out of racing. If we can make both ends meet we will be satisfied."

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