Story: Horse and greyhound racing

Bookies at work

Bookies at work

Sharply dressed bookmakers (bookies) take bets from punters during a summer race meeting at Ellerslie racecourse, Auckland, in 1910. That year, after anti-gambling agitation, bookies were banned, but many continued to operate illegally.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: AWNS-19110105-3-2

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Mary Mountier, 'Horse and greyhound racing - Betting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2023)

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