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General meeting and AGM March 2022

Ron Blum—One shilling postcard gambling scam

Yankalilla Uniting Church Hall

Until 1961, it was illegal to bet on a racehorse except at a recognised racetrack. So innovative postcard producers in the 1930s devised a scheme whereby punters could complete a coupon in the local paper and pay one shilling (for the postcard), make their selections for each race similar to a tipping competition, and send it off to them. They received a postcard to prove they had ‘paid’ for their bet.

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