This man is operating an off-course betting machine at the TAB in April 1951. In the second of the two referendums held on 9 March 1949 voters endorsed off-course betting by a two-thirds majority. The government went on to establish the TAB (Totalisator Agency Board) in 1950. This was followed, on 28 March 1951, by the opening of the country's first off-course betting offices in Feilding and Dannevirke.
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