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Working-class gambling in Britain, c. 1906-1960s : the stages of the political debate

Author: Keith Laybourn
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the nature of working-class gambling in Britain in the first half of the twentieth century. This work rejects the views of the National Anti-Gambling League that working-class gambling was  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Laybourn
ISBN: 0773453741 9780773453746
OCLC Number: 131068476
Description: xvi, 329 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: An overview of the working-class culture of gambling and gaming --
Religion and the middle class attack upon working-class gambling : the National Anti-gambling League, the churches, and the anti-gambling campaigns, 1890s-1950s --
Street bookmakers, 1906-1960s, and the changes after 1961 --
Posting the pools and going to the dogs --
From prohibition to acceptance and recognition : gaming, lotteries, draws, whist, and premium bonds: the 1934 Act and subsequent legislation, c. 1930s-1950s --
The Labour Party, lotteries, gaming, and bingo: 1930s-1960 --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Keith Laybourn ; with a foreword by Jeff Hill.
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