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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 10. 1965.


Gambling is rife amongst a small group at Victoria. Playing in the Men's Common Room half a dozen or so students are playing cards for money, with hands of £2 being, Salient is informed, quite common.

Hands of up to £10 have been played by these students on campus.

The group has developed elementary credit ratings to handle the high stakes that are being played for.

Students' Association President Chris Robertson says that playing cards for money is against University and Students' Association rules. Students gambling in the Students' Association Building are liable to face disciplinary action from the Students' Association.

Mr. Robertson stressed that only a very few students were involved.

It would be wrong to give the impression that gambling was widespread, he said. Nevertheless, those students who are spending their time gambling were involving some freshers in their activities, and there is always the risk that, if it is not stopped, gambling could spread.