Puzzled over Maryland Situation, Daily Racing Form, 1922-03-03


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PUZZLED OVER MARYLAND SITUATION 1 BALTIMORE. Me . March 2. —The house of delegates reconvened at 3:30 oclock today and before , adjournment it la believed that the anti-l etting race track Mil would puss its third reading. This is one of the "moral" bills ready for final action. buck of a fieht against the anti-betting bill Tuesday still puzzles everybody who is interested in one or another Way in racing. Several possible reasons . are advanced. If racing is to survive, it is pointed out. the Hall bill must be killed in the senate, or . if this body should pass the measure Governor Ritchie must veto it. Governor Ritchie is not discussing the bill for publication. The state needs the money aud the J chopping of 1700,600 off the revenue will hurt. This is making the taxpayers sit up and take notice. In addition there also is a chance of the state receiving 0,608 daily as a race track tax, provided ] the fair bill is passed by both the house and senate. * Bookmakers are in their glory. They -ee in the successful passage of the nail bill through both . branches of the legislature u chance to again do busine.-s in the same old stands at the various state -tracks. The atiti-beiiing bill will not prevent bet- . ting, it is declared, because such a measure was pissed in New York State and hieing is being con- ducted there success fully.

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