Football gambling in Liverpool

December 1, 1908
Some startling figures, showing the extent to which gambling prevails in Liverpool, were given on Tuesday at a meeting held in connection with the local branch of the National Anti-Gambling League. It was estimated that £50,000,000 changed hands in England last year as the result of betting, and that £10,000 passed weekly in Liverpool alone over football.

With reference to the Stipendiary Magistrate’s decision that the distribution of betting coupons was not illegal. Archdeacon Madden thought the League should take the matter in hand with a view to having the law altered or rightly defined.
(Bolton Evening News: December 2, 1908)


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