Tag Archives: Gambling

September 2nd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1959, the Seal Beach Police, acting on a tip from Long Beach Police,  shut down a $4,000 bookie joint at 1605 ½ Seal Way. John L. Allen, 48, and Wilbur J. Hughes, 56, were arrested. Allen, who … Continue reading

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August 15th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1949, the Seal Beach City Council passed what was described by the Los Angeles Times as “an ironclad anti-gambling ordinance.”  There was already a city ordinance against gambling on the books, but the new ordinance was … Continue reading

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January 13th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1936, Seal Beach Police raided the Walker Cafe where a gambling den had been set up in a back room. Robert Sandon of the district attorney’s office gained access to the back room posing as a … Continue reading

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