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BOOKMAKERS' STRIKE

BETTING TAX PROTEST

ON ENGLISH RACECOURSE  

(Special to "The Miner.")

London. November 3.

Unprecedented scenes were witness- ed at Windsor to-day, when the book- makers in Tattersall's ring, as a pro- test against the betting tax, refused to bet. A hostile crowd surrounded

a bookmaker attempting to lay the

odds, and he desisted.

The majority of racegoers departed after the third race. Betting was car- ried on in the smaller rings, but as Tattersalls provides the official start- ing prices on which off-course betting is based all starting-price bets were made void throughout the country.

Tattersalls bookmakers have adopted a resolution refusing to bet again to- morrow. The action has aroused much controversy, and some critics declare that their attitude is silly and wrong.  

A leading bookmaker points out that the tax greatly reduced the attend- ance at Windsor, and there were so few punters present that he was un- able to make a decent book, and con-

sequently the risks of heavy losses   were too great. Other Bookmakers, however, fear that the Government will introduce the totalisators if the  

layers of odds persist in not wagering.    

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