Pursuing A Conservative Policy., Daily Racing Form, 1913-06-27


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PURSUING A CONSERVATIVE POLICY Crusaders who have been trying to cause trouble at Belmont Park seem to overlook several important facts Iu a joint letter to the several associations antigambling societies charge that money changes hands on the result of various races As a matter of fact if the associations took advantage of the full meaning of the Scudder decision in the Shane case which has been allirmed by the Appellate Di ¬ vision of the Supreme Court individuals who quote odds could accent cash wagers and memoranda written by bettors It would also be possible to write the odds on programs for ersonal reference not to be publicly displayed as a part of the busi ¬ ness of soliciting bets These perfectly legal de ¬ tails however are prohibited by the rules laid down by the track managers But as betting orally Is not a crime the settlement of such bets in cash is equally permissible without fear of suc ¬ cessful prosecution As a matter of fact if oral betting is not a violation of the law cash wagers are not criminal in any sense of the word That is why the associations advised by counsel are not alarmed by threats from the enemies of the sport New York Sun

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