English Betting Bill Abandoned, Daily Racing Form, 1913-03-12


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ENGLISH BETTING BILL ABANDONED. Some Interesting opinions from personages ••! im p. name were presented ai a reeeal meeting In Loielnn. c..ne.|oi| "to coosidei tin -i ai in. .. , iu eamldiug in reeeal rears." According lo th newspaper reports tlmugh. the diseusskm was run tiii.-ii exclusively to the quest hw of betting in con neitmn with varbats -ports. isrlncinaU.v racing mil I f.Kitball. Then- was little -upport for the view tlin t leghdatioll was the cure, in moving a resolution m i suiipiiri of Lord Newtnis li.it ing Indncemeuts bill. Sir Sdwaid Brabrook said the gambling spitit was i too much innate in hiiinau nature to be eradicateil i b any measures I lev might lake. They niu-t In- ...ni. -ni |n inlvoi-ale such l.-i rel ■ i !■»- as ware contained in ihe lull. Mr. -I. A. Spender leilitnr of The W. -I min-l.-i Oaaettet coaaldered it was a great disaster thai noble aud waalj spoils should becowe lavolved la i I boning ami gambling. Gambling would in t he t eradicated unless something were substituted which 1 would make life more Interesting. Improved educa I lion was a solution of this, us it wns ol a great i many other quest ions. Mr. Herald Wclle-ley. of the Klou Mission, who • work- in Ihe cast end ol London, said that the love ol" gambling, of excitement, of the unknown was I ingrained in ihe British working classes, and no 1 amount of lawmaking would drive it out. A wore genome-, more kind hearted lot of men than booa maker- it would be Impossible In Mini, and "nobodv had helped bun more iu his work than bookmakers Ret !■:. Lyttlelon. head Blaster of Ktisa. wrote: •The spirit of gambling is due to deep seated cawant wbii b cannot be re BIS died b] any sapt I Ochll WCas un- Ihe spirit of the coUBtry in eil- ehang ing before there can be an] great ilimiiiuation of th- evil." lb.- resolution was carried. Lord Newtons bill. which was intended to suppress advertising tipsters, went through Ihe Mouse of Lords, but was abail doneil in the Counuoiis. Lord Bern declared Ilia! i! bad On- appioval of every reputable race borne owner and ever] member »f the Jockey Ilub.

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