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Title: RACE TRACK MESSENGER SERVICES - A REPORT TO THE ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Illinois Legislative Investigating Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 68
Sponsoring Agency: Illinois Legislative Investigating Cmssn
Chicago, IL 60606
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT RECOMMENDS THE ABOLITION OF ILLINOIS RACE TRACK MESSENGER SERVICES, THAT TAKE ORDERS FOR BETS AND DELIVER THEM TO THE RACE TRACK.
Abstract: IT WAS FOUND THAT MANY OWNERS AND EMPLOYEES OF MESSENGER SERVICES ARE PEOPLE WITH LONG RECORDS OF CRIMINAL ARRESTS AND CONVICTIONS, THAT MESSENGER SERVICES PROVIDE AMPLE OPPORTUNITY TO CONDUCT BOOKMAKING ACTIVITIES, THAT MESSENGER SERVICES HAVE HAD AN ADVERSE EFFECT ON RACE TRACK REVENUE, AND THAT MESSENGER SERVICES WOULD BE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO REGULATE. FOR THESE REASONS, THE ABOLITION OF THE MESSENGER SERVICES IS RECOMMENDED. OFF-TRACK BETTING IS SUGGESTED AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE MESSENGER SERVICES. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)...PLO
Index Term(s): Bookmaking; Illinois; Off-track betting; Organized crime; Sports events betting
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