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"Racecourse betting bill", 14 Mar 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/83A/20-27

Scope and Contents

Paper prepared by the Custom House including the background to the bill, its purpose to amend the 1853 Betting Act, aims to establish totalisators on racecourses and for bookmakers on racecourses to be controlled by the Jockey Club and the National Hunt Committee and to support horse breeding and the sport of racing; reasons for low attendance at racecourses including poor conditions; explanation of the totalisator and its advantages; introduction of fees for bookmakers; and observations on types of racing not covered by the bill, including greyhound racing.Typescript.


  • Creation: 14 Mar 1928

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Copyright: Crown


8 folio(s)

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