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NCJ Number: 35120 Find in a Library
Title: VIRGINIA - STATE CRIME COMMISSION - REPORT OF RESEARCH CONSULTANTS STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF ORGANIZED CRIME AND RELATED CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES ON PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING ON HORSE RACING
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Virginia State Crime Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 97
Sponsoring Agency: Virginia State Crime Cmssn
Richmond, VA 23219
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS TWO-PART REPORT CONTAINS THE FINDINGS OF THE 1972 HEARINGS OF THE U.S. HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE ON CRIME ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ORGANIZED CRIME AND PROFESSIONAL SPORTS.
Abstract: ALSO INCLUDED ARE THE FINDINGS OF A RESEARCH STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF ORGANIZED CRIME AND RELATED ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES ON LEGALIZED HORSE BETTING. THIS RESEARCH STUDY WAS COMMISSIONED IN RESPONSE TO VIRGINIA'S PLANS TO CONSIDER THE AUTHORIZATION OF PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING ON HORSE RACING. PART ONE OF THIS REPORT CONTAINS THE PREFACE TO THE HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE'S FINAL REPORT AND SUMMARIES OF ITS CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TOGETHER WITH ADDITIONAL AND SEPARATE VIEWS OF SOME OF THE COMMITTEE'S MEMBERS WHO TOOK EXCEPTION TO VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE COMMITTEE'S STUDY. THE CATEGORIES OF ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES DISCUSSED ARE HIDDEN OWNERSHIP OF TRACK OR RACING ASSOCIATION INTEREST, HIDDEN OWNERSHIP OF HORSES, RACE FIXING, SUBSTITUTION OF HORSES, TEN PERCENTERS AND TWIN DOUBLES, ILLEGAL BOOKMAKING, AND POLITICAL CORRUPTION. THE REPORT CONCLUDED THAT ITS HEARINGS HAD DISCLOSED SOME SHOCKING INCIDENTS OF ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES, IN GENERAL, THE HORSE TRACKS ARE OPERATED WITH INTEGRITY AND THE INDUSTRY IS DESERVING OF PUBLIC CONFIDENCE. TWO SETS OF RECOMMENDATIONS - ONE FOR FEDERAL ACTION AND ONE FOR STATE ACTION - ARE PRESENTED. THE RESEARCH STUDY INVOLVED REVIEW OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE FINDINGS AND INTERVIEWS WITH STATE RACING, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PROSECUTIVE, AND TRACK SECURITY OFFICIALS. WITH MINOR EXCEPTIONS THOSE CONTACTED WERE UNAWARE OF ANY HARD CORE ORGANIZED CRIME INVOLVEMENT IN RACING. SPECIFIC FINDINGS ARE PRESENTED ON BOOKMAKING, HIDDEN OWNERSHIP OF RACE TRACKS AND HORSES, DRUGGING OF HORSES, ELECTRONIC DEVICES, COLLUSION AMONG OWNERS, TRAINERS, JOCKEYS, AND DRIVERS, SUBSTITUTION OF HORSES, AND POLITICAL CORRUPTION.
Index Term(s): Congressional information; Illegal gaming/gambling; Organized crime; Research; Sports events betting; Virginia
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