A man holds a glass of wine while gambling; sweepstakes, raffle, bingo and other forms of gambling in New York City.
New York City USA Date:1939 Duration:2 min 15 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Dramatization shows people gambling in different ways, and shows scenes from a casino in New York City. A group of men huddled together throwing dice (playing craps) and betting cash on the game. A man holds a glass of wine while gambling. View of punch card lottery tickets and gambling scrip for a game of chance. A New York Journal American newspaper front page story about "Sweeps Winners" (sweepstakes). Front page held up of the "Daily Racing Form" newspaper. Two men in suits and hats examine the newspaper, and discuss the newspaper. One of the men is smoking a cigar. He communicates his bets to the other man, a bookie (bookmaker), who takes notes on a notepad. A board atop a quilt reads "To be raffled off at the church supper Friday evening". A woman comes and pays another woman for a raffle ticket. A display reads "Church parlor Friday night - Play bingo - money prizes!" A man and four women play bingo. One of the women excites as she wins. A newspaper heading reads "Bingo banned by Lutherans in New York Churches". Slate states that the various forms of gambling lead to crime and delinquency as people learn to get something for nothing. Two boys sneak up in front of a storefront and steal fruit from a stand in front of the shop. The shopkeeper comes out, sees the boys and yells after them.
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