Times Past: December 9, 1976

Miriam Webber
By Miriam Webber
December 8 2021 - 6:30pm

A report on the front page of The Canberra Times on this day in 1976 found the introduction of poker machines into ACT clubs had had a dramatic effect on the Queanbeyan Leagues Club, whose poker-machine takings had dropped by about $2,000 a day since early November, according to club officials.

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Miriam Webber

Miriam Webber

City reporter

I'm the Canberra Times' city reporter, digging into how the capital is developing and the issues affecting residents, businesses and community organisations. Drop me a line at miriam.webber@canberratimes.com.au