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Gambling Collection

"Step into the world of gambling, where fortunes are made and lost

Background imageGambling Collection: Neon Frontage at Walthamstow Dog Racing Stadium

Neon Frontage at Walthamstow Dog Racing Stadium
Famous for its greyhound racing track, Walthamstow Stadium opened in 1933. With a distinctive pink and green neon-lit frontage, the stadium has been one of the capitals most recognised landmarks

Background imageGambling Collection: Bunny girls at the Playboy Club, London 1969

Bunny girls at the Playboy Club, London 1969
Bunny girls operate gaming tables at the Playboy Club in London which opened in 1966. Date: 1969

Background imageGambling Collection: King of Spades from a deck of Goodall & Son Ltd. playing cards, c1940

King of Spades from a deck of Goodall & Son Ltd. playing cards, c1940. [Goodall & Son Ltd. London, c1940]

Background imageGambling Collection: Brigadier Gerard and Joe Mercer after winning the 1972 Eclipse Stakes at Sandown 8th July

Brigadier Gerard and Joe Mercer after winning the 1972 Eclipse Stakes at Sandown 8th July 1972

Background imageGambling Collection: Monte Carlo Casino and Cafe de Paris, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Monte Carlo Casino and Cafe de Paris, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Background imageGambling Collection: Poster advertising Boulogne sur Mer, France

Poster advertising Boulogne sur Mer, France
Poster for French railways, advertising Boulogne sur Mer and its Casino

Background imageGambling Collection: Neon lights of the The Strip at night

Neon lights of the The Strip at night, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America, North America

Background imageGambling Collection: Red Rum at full stretch as he jumps over fence on his way to winning the Grand National

Red Rum at full stretch as he jumps over fence on his way to winning the Grand National for the third time at Aintree 1st April 1977

Background imageGambling Collection: King of Hearts from a deck of Goodall & Son Ltd. playing cards, c1940

King of Hearts from a deck of Goodall & Son Ltd. playing cards, c1940. [Goodall & Son Ltd. London, c1940]

Background imageGambling Collection: Casino Slot Machines, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America, North America

Casino Slot Machines, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America, North America

Background imageGambling Collection: Queen of Hearts from a deck of Goodall & Son Ltd. playing cards, c1940

Queen of Hearts from a deck of Goodall & Son Ltd. playing cards, c1940. [Goodall & Son Ltd. London, c1940]

Background imageGambling Collection: Casino de Monte-Carlo, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Europe

Casino de Monte-Carlo, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Europe

Background imageGambling Collection: Fortuna by Ernest Board

Fortuna by Ernest Board
Painting depicting a blindfolded woman playing a fateful game of cards. Date: 1911

Background imageGambling Collection: Sketch of gambling at the Monte Carlo Casino, 1920s

Sketch of gambling at the Monte Carlo Casino, 1920s. Artwork by Wynn Date: 1929

Background imageGambling Collection: Las Vegas strip at night, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America, North America

Las Vegas strip at night, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America, North America

Background imageGambling Collection: Las Vegas strip at night, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America, North America

Las Vegas strip at night, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America, North America

Background imageGambling Collection: Roulette, The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Roulette, The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Roulette table at The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Date: 1940s

Background imageGambling Collection: Probus Horse Show, Cornwall. Saturday 31st April 1921

Probus Horse Show, Cornwall. Saturday 31st April 1921
A row of bookmakers at work on their stands with their blackboards showing the runners names. The bookie, L. Jones of Cardiff, can be seen in the foreground. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageGambling Collection: Men standing in front of the Board of Trade bar and gambling house in Butte, Montana

Men standing in front of the Board of Trade bar and gambling house in Butte, Montana
MONTANA: GAMBLING, 1939. Men standing in front of the Board of Trade bar and gambling house in Butte, Montana. Photograph by Arthur Rothstein, 1939

Background imageGambling Collection: Bookmaker - Turf Accountant - James Dowsett

Bookmaker - Turf Accountant - James Dowsett of 38 Duke Street, Brighton. circa 1950s

Background imageGambling Collection: Epsom Derby - 1954

Epsom Derby - 1954
Epsom Downs, the Gentlemens Mobile Toilet, provided by Ewell Council 3rd June 1954

Background imageGambling Collection: The casino and hotel de Paris by night, Monte Carlo, Monaco

The casino and hotel de Paris by night, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Background imageGambling Collection: Dewars advertisement

Dewars advertisement
Advertisement for Dewars White Label whiskey showing four gentlemen smartly attired in evening wear enjoying a game of cards - and a glass of Dewar s. 1934

Background imageGambling Collection: On Pleasure Bent, On Pleasure Broke by Lance Mattinson

On Pleasure Bent, On Pleasure Broke by Lance Mattinson
Cartoon showing an optimistic chap arriving at a greyhound racing stadium, hopeful about winning some money and then leaving looking crestfallen. Obviously, it wasn t his lucky night

Background imageGambling Collection: Rolls Royce and Ferrari parked in front of the Casino at night, Monte Carlo

Rolls Royce and Ferrari parked in front of the Casino at night, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Mediterranean, Europe

Background imageGambling Collection: Egan / Life in London / 1821

Egan / Life in London / 1821
Tom & Jerry masquerading it among the Cadgers in the Black Slums, in the Holy Land (enjoying a beer in a low tavern)

Background imageGambling Collection: Neon lights of the The Strip at night

Neon lights of the The Strip at night, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America, North America

Background imageGambling Collection: Tip from a Jockey

Tip from a Jockey
A diminutive jockey gives his considered opinion to a couple

Background imageGambling Collection: Greyhound racing PLA01_01_043

Greyhound racing PLA01_01_043
Hall Green Greyhound Stadium, York Road, Hall Green, Birmingham. The illuminated scoreboard at Hall Green Greyhound Stadium, illuminated during a race night

Background imageGambling Collection: King of Diamonds from a deck of Goodall & Son Ltd. playing cards, c1940

King of Diamonds from a deck of Goodall & Son Ltd. playing cards, c1940. [Goodall & Son Ltd. London, c1940]

Background imageGambling Collection: Queen of Hearts, 1925

Queen of Hearts, 1925. From De La Rue & Cos Pneumatic Playing Cards. [Thomas De La Rue & Co. London, 1925]

Background imageGambling Collection: The Cardsharps. Artist: Caravaggio, Michelangelo (1571-1610)

The Cardsharps. Artist: Caravaggio, Michelangelo (1571-1610)
The Cardsharps. Found in the collection of Kimbell Art Museum

Background imageGambling Collection: Jack of Hearts from a deck of Goodall & Son Ltd. playing cards, c1940

Jack of Hearts from a deck of Goodall & Son Ltd. playing cards, c1940. [Goodall & Son Ltd. London, c1940]

Background imageGambling Collection: Ace of Hearts from a deck of Goodall & Son Ltd. playing cards, c1940

Ace of Hearts from a deck of Goodall & Son Ltd. playing cards, c1940. [Goodall & Son Ltd. London, c1940]

Background imageGambling Collection: Skinning the Lamb, c1910

Skinning the Lamb, c1910. An American cartoon depicting three African American men playing cards. Two of the men are skinning or fleecing the third. The barman looks on with a knowing smile

Background imageGambling Collection: Jockeys riding in horse race, spectators in background, side view

Jockeys riding in horse race, spectators in background, side view

Background imageGambling Collection: Redcar Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located in Redcar, North Yorkshire

Redcar Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located in Redcar, North Yorkshire. Royal Prerogative ridden by Lester Piggott, wins the William Hill Gold Cup at Redcar

Background imageGambling Collection: Ace and Jack of Spades

Ace and Jack of Spades
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Background imageGambling Collection: Ana Gloria & Rolando - Queen and King of Mambo, c1950s. Creator: Unknown

Ana Gloria & Rolando - Queen and King of Mambo, c1950s. Creator: Unknown
Ana Gloria & Rolando - Queen and King of Mambo, c1950s. Dancers Ana Gloria Varona and Rolando Garcia performed at the Tropicana Club in Havana, Cuba

Background imageGambling Collection: The casino at Monte Carlo by C. Morse

The casino at Monte Carlo by C. Morse
The mecca of the Cote d Azur, artists impression of the famous Casino Terraces at Monte Carlo on the French Riviera. Hither come pleasure-seekers from all quarters of the globe to bask in

Background imageGambling Collection: French Polynesia. Colorful poker chips on casino table aboard Paul Gaugin cruise ship

French Polynesia. Colorful poker chips on casino table aboard Paul Gaugin cruise ship

Background imageGambling Collection: London Life front cover, March 1966 - The Things London Girl

London Life front cover, March 1966 - The Things London Girl
Front cover of London Life magazine with the provocative headline, " The Things London Girls Do for Money" and a photograph of a flirtatious woman called Marilyn Rugg with impressively

Background imageGambling Collection: Hogarth Rake Plate 4

Hogarth Rake Plate 4
The Rakes Progress 4. Arrested for debt in Whitehall as he is on his way to court

Background imageGambling Collection: BOOKMAKERS

BOOKMAKERS
Kendall and McManus bookmakers stand by their blackboards as the race commences. Top tips include No.2, Westcroft

Background imageGambling Collection: John Aspinall with his giant Silverback Gorrila ponders the problems of running his Zoo

John Aspinall with his giant Silverback Gorrila ponders the problems of running his Zoo at Howletts, near Canterbury

Background imageGambling Collection: Elegant building of the Casino de Belvedere - Tunis, Tunisia

Elegant building of the Casino de Belvedere - Tunis, Tunisia
Elegant building of the Casino de Belvedere at Tunis, Tunisia. Date: circa 1908

Background imageGambling Collection: Derby Day at Epsom with grandstand, 1895

Derby Day at Epsom with grandstand, 1895. Date: 1895

Background imageGambling Collection: USA, Nevada, Las Vegas: Casino Slot Machines / Interior

USA, Nevada, Las Vegas: Casino Slot Machines / Interior



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"Step into the world of gambling, where fortunes are made and lost. From the bustling streets of Walthamstow Dog Racing Stadium to the glamourous Playboy Club in London, the allure of chance beckons. Neon lights illuminate Billy The Rat Catcher's path as he navigates through a sea of excitement. In Boulogne sur Mer, France, a poster entices visitors with promises of thrilling games and unforgettable experiences. Meanwhile, Monte Carlo stands tall as an epitome of opulence, with its iconic Casino and Cafe de Paris captivating all who enter. A sketch from the 1920s transports us back in time to witness high-stakes gambling at its finest. The King and Queen of Hearts hold court on Goodall & Son Ltd. 's playing cards from yesteryears - symbols that have stood the test of time. The King of Spades adds his regal presence to this deck, reminding us that luck can be fickle even for royalty. Across oceans lies Las Vegas, Nevada - home to The Golden Nugget where roulette wheels spin endlessly amidst vibrant energy. James Dowsett emerges as a trusted bookmaker or turf accountant amidst this whirlwind atmosphere. As night falls upon Monte Carlo once again, the casino and Hotel de Paris become illuminated jewels against a dark sky - inviting both seasoned gamblers and curious souls alike. Gambling is not just about winning or losing; it is about embracing uncertainty while chasing dreams, and is an art form that captivates hearts across generations - transcending borders and cultures. " Note.