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Dice bets and card playing were another matter. This began a wave of reforms from to , in which gambling among the lower economic classes was outlawed. That did not stop state-backed lotteries from being formed. Early on, the idea that these games somehow helped society was propagated. The same idea helped the club gaming industry in New South Wales. In , an act was passed by NSW to allow gambling inside private clubs in Melbourne. A familiar pattern was taken for this law.

Two, those who could not afford to join the clubs were banned from gambling legally. Three, the clubs were maintained for social charities and the generation of philanthropic funds. Gambling was allowed, but only when it helped society somehow. At the time, the TAB was government-owned. TABCorp remains one of the key Australian gambling companies to this day. The Registered Clubs Act established privatized land-based gambling in Australia.

Once again, New South Wales led the move towards private gaming clubs. The Crown Victoria, later known as the Crown Casino, was established in in Melbourne, though the Crown Complex was not opened until Along the way, the famous gaming companies sprung up.

Laws against “Street Gambling”