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New York City / Off-Track Betting #216619

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 08, 1971
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(Studio) New York City starts off-track betting system.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Philip Gross waits 24 hrs. to be 1st one to place bet. [GROSS - favors off-track betting because can bet without having to ride bus or train.] [Offtrack betting Chairperson Howard SAMUELS - says off-track betting will be financial help to city as well as potential tool against organized crime.] Computer system not yet working; many race tracks, labor unions opposed to off-track betting. [Unidentified BETTORS - express opinions about off-track betting.]
REPORTER: Bill Walker

Cronkite, Walter;
Walker, Bill

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