Foreign News: Good Bet

In Socialist Britain last week, a Royal Commission recommended that gambling be made easier for the working class. The commission, headed by former Minister of Health Henry Urmston Willink, ended a two-year investigation by proposing the opening of cash betting offices throughout the country, to be run by licensed bookies.

At present, off-the-course betting is legal only on a credit basis, a system which deliberately favors the well-to-do, discourages the poor from betting. Many licensed bookies are not interested in small accounts; the poor man therefore has his flutter (illegally) with a streetcorner bookie. Said London's Time and Tide: "The distinction...

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