History of gambling restrictions in South Australia

Bowing to public pressure, primarily from the Protestant churches, the South Australian parliament banned all racetrack gambling in 1883…around the turn of the century, there was, across Australia, another concerted attack on gambling led by the evangelical Protestant churches.

My two cents

Parliament of South Australia - structure
Parliament of South Australia – structure (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

That publication is so biased and is written with such an anti-religious and humanistic slant; I hate it. The “bowing to public pressure” line could just as easily be labelled as democracy, but of course the writers won’t say that. On another note, it was interesting how only Protestants were the ones singled out. Where were the Catholics and the Orthodox?

Quote source

SA Centre for Economic Studies, 2006. The South Australian Gambling Industry, Final Report, p. 4, accessed 20 November 2010

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One thought on “History of gambling restrictions in South Australia

  1. Remember that Australia has a very similar ethnic/religious heritage as early America: few Catholics and few Orthodox in the early years. And when the Catholics started emigrating in droves, most headed to America, which was a more favorable destination than Australia for a number of reasons.

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