Kōrero: Gambling

Ellerslie bookmakers, November 1910

Ellerslie bookmakers, November 1910

Horse racing was New Zealanders' most popular gambling activity until the 1970s. Bookmakers ('bookies') dominated both on- and off-course betting until they were banned from racecourses in 1910. In this photograph, bookies line up with their boards at a meeting at Auckland's Ellerslie racecourse. This was possibly their last appearance there. The totalisator can be seen under the gable of the building in the background. 

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: AWNS-19101110-12-2

Permission of Auckland City Libraries Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

David Grant, 'Gambling - Sports betting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/39433/ellerslie-bookmakers-november-1910 (accessed 7 December 2019)

He kōrero nā David Grant, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013