Poker and the police in early twentieth century Alberta [article]

Christopher P. Hosgood, University Of Calgary, University Of Calgary
This paper examines one popular form of gambling, poker, in an effort to explain why police efforts to contain gambling were either frustrated or, at best, short-lived. Consequently, in the process of examining this one aspect of the policing of popular culture we can identify some of the tensions inherent in early twentieth century Alberta society.
doi:10.11575/prism/9895 fatcat:ypcyvf2gcfaxjlfbnyug7mqpda