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Sports Books / Nevada #39182

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 07, 1975
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(Studio) Nevada state gaming control board says gambling casinos won $1 billion from betters last year Report on "Sports Book."
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Las Vegas, NV) Legal bookmaking allowed. Racing bets at any major track made. House says it lost money from nontrack bets, like baseball, basketball, football and hockey. [Owner Churchill Downs betting establishment Harry GORDON - says players stay here all day long.] Owners of operations say legalized gambling would bring about fixing of sports events and invite organized crime participation. Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder testified before gambling commission [SNYDER - says most in NV disciplined against gambling. If legalized ntnwide., could break up families.] All legal sports books in nation are in NV; hotel operators want to add sports books to their casinos.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Reasoner, Harry

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