Story: Horse and greyhound racing

The TAB wins

The TAB wins

In a 1964 cartoon, Nevile Lodge reflects on the staying power of the TAB (Totalisator Agency Board), an off-course betting agency established by the government in 1951. It was instantly popular with punters and racing clubs, and the government reaped benefits through tax and duty revenue.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: J-065-069
Cartoon by Nevile Lodge

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Mary Mountier, 'Horse and greyhound racing - Betting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 February 2024)

Story by Mary Mountier, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Nov 2015