Independent from Long Beach, California on March 15, 1966 · Page 8
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 8

Long Beach, California
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Tuesday, March 15, 1966
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A *_ INDEPENDENT -- Tun., UK. », IH» A '?T"P«E$I'TELIORAM, TMI., Mir, IS. 1«4 JLIKE CHICAGO ALL OVER AGAIN' Arcings Move in on ish I By.'MARlS ROSS '^LONDON (UPI) --Racketeers' are mbying; in on Eng- limd's gambling boom., ""it's-like .Chicago all over aSa'in,". said : 'a'Scotland Yard source. . . . . . feThe gambling fever; sweeping^taken an 0*1 Indus/turn. Within one w^eek, two men have been slain . and five . wounded, in sjiiaptirigs ; apparently rooted in feuding between :London gangs for control of protection rackets clubs.; '·''.·"'V : ;'. ii-'Th'is is exactly. what we expected when, roulette ant puier games, of chance came to England,", said .the'.'Scot land Yard source. "There i scj.much money in the game that the protection gang have stepped,' in." .: NOW! ENJOY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL IN LONG BEACH . . . o f f he New Blair Field Stadium EXHIBITION GAMES CHICAGO CUBS VS: . Cleveland Indians Sal, Mar. 19 Sun., Mar. 20 Son Francisco Giants Man., Mar. 21 · Tuei, Marl 22 California Angels Wej;, Mar. 23 · Thur., Mar. 24 S»f, Apr. 2 Su/ir,'Apr. 3 Unless 'the police can breakiclubs with their -numerous I GCMW Time: 1:30 P.M. ADMISSION cMmtJ Gramhtflitd, $2.00 llMchtn, Sl'.SO Get Your Tickets-Mow! Tickets for all games now on (ale at BLAIR FIELD .Tint* and Part, Lm Beach ·» Office Open . -io:«e t'jr'. ta 5-.«e o.m. · InformatKn: Phone HE I 4W7 SAVE THIS SCHEDULE hrough the barrier of silence irid clean' up .the rackets, here are fears the shootings could be the start of unprecedented w a r f a r e between .arigs who have mostly used nonlethal weapons in the ast to settle their differ ences. ' Newspapers have started :o call for government action. Said the Daily Express: ^'whichever party wins the (March 31) election, some for gambling thing must be done about the loopholes in' 'the Betting and Gaming Act of 1961 which have made London almost a rival to Las Vegas for the title of the world's greatest gambling city." * * . BRITONS gamble so much that hundreds of thousands ,of pounds are riding on the March 31 general election itself. The bookies are taking els riot only on which party vill'win,' but on how many seats it will win by and- on he chances of individual candidates. The bookies have made the ;overning Labor Party the odds-on favorite. They ^stand xi lose if the party wins because Labor has pledged itself to tax bookies and gambling clubs by an extra 17 million pounds ($47.6 million) a year. *' .* '* * THE MONEY gambled in Britain each year amounts to very much more. Although there are no official''figure's, the general (and probably conservative) estimate is one billion pounds ($2.8 billion), a fantastic figure for a nation of less than 55 million people. It is also-a 50% increase since 1957 and a sum almost ejq'iial to one-eighth of the-British government's entire expenditure in a year. It is officially estimated jjthat three in four adults in | Britain gamble at least 'occa- | sionally. More than half the 1 time it is on horse or grey | hound racing. 1 Thentherearethegambtin casino .games, 'including -roulette, blackjack, craps; bacca rat, boule, faro, poker and slot machine's. Bingo and football pools are national pastimes. Before the Betting Act that jecame law in 1961, only the 'ootball pools and on-track etting were legal. Legislators made off-track aetting shops legal in the act with- (he aim of bringing the 1 llegal streetcorner and under- the counter wagers into the open. Few envisioned that 15,638 lic'ens'ed betting ; shops would spring up in Britain by 1966. Fewer envisioned the .mushrooming of gambling 'casinos where the-stakes often make even Las Vegas' "big plungers" look like small-timers. So far there has been no sign of action to.amend the aw although one junior mem- )er of the Labor government Vas spo.ken in favor of doing :o. ; .The government has calcu lated membership of the bingo clubs alone at 14.3 million persons. The game is widely playec in village halls and converted movie houses which previous ly were losing money becaus if falling movie-show attend-' ances. , Most of the participants are lousewives who say it gives hem the bit of fun and cbm- any they 'deserve. The players pay about 25 cent's as an entrance fee for a lingo session and then about 28 cents for each TMrd. One company .with 50 bingo clubs links them up by tele-|| printer for national games and offers a top Saturday- night prize of $14,000. F o r m o r e sophisticated Lin 1/1 in^t ~ »-i o ri \4 G I* Ci*crs around-the-clock casino games at plush clubs with chips as high at.$2,800 each. : GUY LOMBARDO Wtit ********* (Advertisement) AUTHORS WANTED BY N.Y, PUBLISHER I Leading b«k publlih«r iKks mane- scripu or alt .tvpe»: fttlioa, nan-fklton, Kam : cEafka THE IN VODKA oiklcl lilt SI (LB-1) Vantage' Prcil, ., N»w Y»rk I. IMt/M-FIIED HART COMPANY or LOS ANGELES-BO PROOF-100% CHAIN nEUTR*LSP«l?t NATWHAL DISTIlLtRS PRODUCTS COMPANY, NEW YORK DOOLEY'S Super Special Newest 1966 Model WESTINGHOUSE 18 cu, ft. DELUXE FROST FREE 2-DOOR REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER LOWEST PRICE EVERE SLIM-WALL 2-DOOR REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER !55-lb. Fiost-Frcc freezer, big capacity Frost-Free refriger-- ator section. Has porcelain enamel vegetable crisper, 7-day meat keeper, adjustable shelves, removable egg bucket, butter keeper and deep )oor shelves. Choose while or copperione--right or left hand door. 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You feel it all around you, all the time, and it feels good. Beginning April 12, come travel on our new DC-9 Golden Jets and feel the difference pride makes. Your travel agent or Continental will arrange it.,, please call. CONTINENTAL The Proud Bird with the Golden Tail , t M »; T««., WpA, Thur.., S«., 1 lo t; Sim.. 10-5

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