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