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    Celtic Club Young Members & Friends Event

    We're excited to invite you to the Celtic Club Young Members Launch Event on Wednesday 6th November 2019. The Celtic Club Young Members aims to help you get more out of your Celtic Club membership by making the most of the Club facilities, connecting you with fellow members and providing entertaining and insightful cultural events which highlight Melbourne's dynamic and interesting Irish community.

     

    Book your free ticket through the link below to secure your spot - the bar will be open and the club will be providing food on the night! 🍻

     

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    The Celtic Club is delighted to host sports satirist and author Titus O’Reily for the launch of this third book, Please Gamble Irresponsibly. Australians will gamble on anything, from two flies crawling up a wall to less important things like federal elections. Thanks to the internet, mobile phones and gambling tax loving Federal and State governments, Australians can indulge their love of a punt no matter what they’re doing.

    Aussies can be at the birth of a child, performing open heart surgery or handling heavy machinery and still put a bet on. As a result, Australia sits atop the world when it comes to gambling, losing more money per capita than any other country, leaving the next biggest loser, Singapore, a distant second.

    But it wasn’t always this easy because once you could only gambling on sport in Australia illegally, which it turned out was also pretty easy. Over the last thirty years, gambling on sport has slowly, then quickly become legalised in Australia, to the point were almost every ad on TV seems to be about sport betting.

    This book traced the history of gambling in Australia from the convict era, the rise of SP bookies and organise crime, the legalisation and commercialisation of the industry and the threat it now poses to the integrity of sport.

     

    Join us as Titus discusses the role of gambling in Australian public life, and its historical links to Australia’s Irish communities. Titus will also be signing copies of Please Gamble Irresponsibly available for purchase.

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