Government Gets Revenue Form Sweeps, Daily Racing Form, 1913-10-15


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GOVERNMENT GETS REVENUE FROM SWEEPS. ;. It is improbable that the Tasmanian government t will ever lie anxious to request the controllers of Tattersalls sweeps to "move on." The governments of other states did so and their moral spasms s enriched Tasmania, for the sweeps flourish to an even i greater extent than in the days of old. and the exchequer . of the "little Island" benefits greatly. A V few days ago a report dealing with Tattersalls sweep i, business was tabled in the Tasmanian parliament. In 1!10 the government receipts from the sale of f tickets reached 07,540, the following year 17,455 5 and the last financial year 54,415. However, it t is from the five pcr-cent. dividend tax the Tasmanian government scores best. The return in this direction from each live-shilling sweep is,250. Last t year the" total came to 18,750. so that altogether r the government received over 70,000 from sweeps s during twelve months. It Is a useful revenue to o derive from the ineradicable "gambling habit." and at the same time I suppose It would puzzle the e so-called anti-gamblers to instance genuine cases s of moral deterioration resultant upon the occasional 1 expenditure of five or ten shillings in a sweep ticket. Pilot in Sydney Referee.

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