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.