• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S POSTPONED FOOTBALL MATCHES HAVE HALTED THE POOLS FOR BRITISH INVESTORS BUT IN AUSTRIA THERE IS POOLS FEVER - THE AUSTRIAN STATE POOL IS RUN ON BRITISH MATCHES AND THE BRITISH WEATHER SNOWBALLED IT TO RECORD PROPORTIONS.

  • Description

    BRITAIN'S POSTPONED FOOTBALL MATCHES HAVE HALTED THE POOLS FOR BRITISH INVESTORS BUT IN AUSTRIA THERE IS POOLS FEVER - THE AUSTRIAN STATE POOL IS RUN ON BRITISH MATCHES AND THE BRITISH WEATHER SNOWBALLED IT TO RECORD PROPORTIONS.

    WITH THE LAST THREE SATURDAYS VOID ON THE AUSTRIAN POOLS, MILLIONS OF STAKES HAVE BEEN CARRIED FORWARD TO THIS WEEK'S POOL - AND THE COUNTRY HAS GONE WILD WITH EXCITEMENT BECAUSE THE MONEY TO BE WON HAS BEEN BUILDING UP TO FANTASTIC PROPORTIONS DUE TO THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE UK GAMES. THIS MEANS THERE WILL BE AUSTRIA'S BIGGEST PAY-OUT WHEN THE POOL RESUMES.

    ORGANISATIONS AND TRADESMEN WHO DISTRIBUTE THE ENTRY FORMS ARE BEING BESIEGED BY THE AUSTRIAN FANS WHO CAN SEND IN AS MANY FORMS AS THEY WISH. FOR THIS WEEK, THERE HAS BEEN A BIG REPRINT OF COUPONS, BUT SOME DISTRIBUTORS HAVE RUN OUT AND OTHERS HAVE STARTED A FORM OF RATIONING.

    THE STATE POOL USES 12 BRITISH GAMES, WITH THREE RESERVE MATCHES, FOR WHICH THE INVESTORS HAVE TO FORECAST THE RESULT, 1, 2 OR X. THEIR ENTRY FORMS CONSISTS OF EIGHT COLUMNS EACH AND THREE AUSTRIAN SHILLINGS COVER TWO COLUMNS.

    THE POOL FOR A NORMAL WEEK AMOUNTS TO 3-4 MILLION AUSTRIAN SHILLINGS - BUT NOW WITH THE EXTRA INVESTING AND MORE POSTPONED MATCHES IN BRITAIN, IT STANDS AT 35 million. BUT FOR BRITISH INVESTORS IN THE POOLS, TODAY (SATURDAY) WAS THE BLACKEST IN 75 YEARS - ONLY FOUR OF LEAGUE MATCHES WERE PLAYED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA24SP0IJU6CMJF0XI2ERIL33W
    Media URN:
    VLVAA24SP0IJU6CMJF0XI2ERIL33W
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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