Want to Bet? Aussies Do

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Title

Want to Bet? Aussies Do

Description

Montreal, Quebec

Part two of a six part co-series with Cartoonist Ed McNally about spending several weeks in Australia. The articles profiles a very profitable ‘workers club’ in Sydney called The St. George Leagues Club. The club’s official purpose is to sponsor a professional rugby team. The membership was cheap, at only 2 Australian pounds ($5). It had a squash court, bowling alley, gymnasium, exercise equipment, sauna, steam room, ballroom, cafeteria. However, its true revenue source was from “poker machines” (slot machines). The club had 20 000 members and 150 “poker machines.”Men and women gambled in separate words. Desbarats also states that there are daily lotteries in Australia, which are a large part of the government's income.

Creator

Peter Desbarats

Publisher

The Montreal Star

Date

Tuesday, April 20, 1965

Format

2 pages

Language

English

Identifier

27_1965_dc_au

Coverage

Incomplete series

Citation

Peter Desbarats, “Want to Bet? Aussies Do,” Special Collections, accessed January 29, 2023, https://archive.fims.uwo.ca/specialcollections/items/show/197.