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OUR GAMING LAWS.

TO THE EDITOR. I Sir, —Why we legalise one form of gam- 1 ling and allow others which arc illegal : s | palpable paradox of gambling stupidity, t may he a surprise to learn that a num cr of card games are forbidden by the iws of the eighteenth eentury, and that i lose laws are still in force in New Zca- j nd. These unlawful games, Lord Ramp- : m tells us, are : “Ace of hearts, Pharaoh. : asset, passage, roulette, every game ~f ice except backgammon, and every game ; cards which is not a game of mere skill, id any other game of mere chance " : oliticai economists endeavor to regulate v legal methods means to prevent certain mses arising from gambling, which only icroase these abuses. In practice it is ipossiblc to stop gambling, but all pares should share through magisterial li'uso to those who wish to engage in gaming. Anti-gamblers ll am one every me| and gamblers must admit our laws ■ regulate are very confused and unfair r they have no underlying principle T e made a great mistake in legalising imbling in New Zealand, as totalizator i imbling demonstrates.—l am, etc.. F.M. December 28.

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OUR GAMING LAWS., Issue 15686, 28 December 1914

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OUR GAMING LAWS. Issue 15686, 28 December 1914

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