A Tale of Two Cities to Employ Gambling Theme
Gambling911.com has learned that
upcoming episodes of Underbelly: A Tale of Two
Cities will feature "some casino and gambling
themes". The show's second season was the
highest rated launch in Australia's history.
Freeman, played by Peter O'Brien, ran a number
of Australian casinos (gambling houses... "with
no name" and unadvertised, sort of the opposite
of casinos to that of the James Packer's Crown
Casino (which is all above board and advertised,
mainstream and is legal etc).
we have come to learn, the world of casinos and
bookmaking in Australia is quite fascinating to
say the least, and this should play in superbly
with the Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities theme.
man, Greg Tingle gives us a taste of the old
school gambling lifestyle in Australia:
grandfather, Eric Fraser Cameron Tingle ran a
SP bookmaker operation from Newport Beach plant
nursery which also doubled as a barber shop...
tripled as a SP hangout. Today Newport Beach TAB
is next door. A decade ago I used to regularly
have a punt at the TAB with the late, great (and
notorious) Big Time Bristow.
caught up with Tim at his home at Newport, just
around the corner from my old home at Pittwater,
3 weeks before Tim's unfortunate (and natural)
death. I pointed to Chris Master's book entitled
'Not for publication' and the chapter entitled,
Guilty Buildings'. I recalled to Tim, ‘That's
you isn't it Tim?' TB replied, ‘You nailed
it in one Greg'. That's the scoop... its never
been published or put in the public domain before."