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Best pub tab in Perth Western Australia?

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  • spinkingspinking    3,804 posts
    He was entertaining watching his antics here. Must of been a sight to behold in full flight if was worse over there .
  • MrDigbyMrDigby    48 posts
    Hahahaha much , much worse.
    I use to go to the track in Sydney every week from the late 70’s and all through the 80’s, as did Mark and his friends. We all sat in the same area in the grandstands. Geez, where do I start!!!
    After just about every race when he lost, he’d be screaming running down the Randwick grandstand stairs all the way to the fence waiting for the jockeys to return. You could hear him all over the course. Yelling abuse to jockeys. Believe me, the jockeys today have no idea just how good they have it today. Ask Peter Cook, who got racebooks and beer cans thrown at him.
    One day I was standing in the eastern states ring at Randwick watching a race from Melbourne. A big schooner beer glass flew and smashed the tv. It was Mark, running off screaming at the top of his lungs. He use to smash many glass windows too.
    He also use to throw the big wooden seating off the top of the Rosehill grandstands.
    There are many, many stories.
    I was shocked when I saw him come to Perth. Of course he eventually got banned off Sydney racecourses, but it went full on for a decade through the 80’s.
    Very sad to see him go to jail for his involvement with the Jack Van Tongerrn group when they fire bombed Asian restaurants in Perth.
    I believe he past away some years ago now.
  • BushbookieBushbookie    135 posts
    Bloke and Punters had a case with Freeman and Big Bill having plenty of Hoops on the payroll .
  • ChrisChris    5,292 posts
    https://www.tabsforsale.com.au/

    Be interested to know if any of these ever move.

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  • ChrisChris    5,292 posts
    @Gilgamesh your local is for sale if you want to save it. 

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  • TucoolTucool    158 posts
    Can't be good.
  • SLIPPERGOLDENSLIPPERGOLDEN    7,846 posts
    Chris said:
    The list of TABS not for sale would be a lot smaller.

    Re East Perth TAB.... Didn't a relative of Brad Hardie perhaps uncle once own it?
  • MrDigbyMrDigby    48 posts
    Chris said:

    https://www.tabsforsale.com.au/


    Be interested to know if any of these ever move.


    No they won’t sell because RWWA keep rejecting new applicants.
  • MrDigbyMrDigby    48 posts

    Chris said:
    The list of TABS not for sale would be a lot smaller.

    Re East Perth TAB.... Didn't a relative of Brad Hardie perhaps uncle once own it?



    Answer is No.
    Brad was a regular every day and night for years. He eventually was banned from East Perth.
  • thefalconthefalcon    20,063 posts
    and banned from the hyde park TAB..threw a chair at a TV.
  • MrDigbyMrDigby    48 posts
    Very lovely guy was Brad, I liked him very much. But his punting got the worst of him. Tragedy also struck at the Nutsford Arms.
  • ChrisChris    5,292 posts
    The actual thought of having a bet without a beer in hand does feel like a dated proposition.
  • MrDigbyMrDigby    48 posts
    Not everyone drinks and doesn’t want to be around that sort of atmosphere when having a bet.

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  • ChrisChris    5,292 posts
    Fascinating.
  • GilgameshGilgamesh    4,793 posts
    Chris said:

    https://www.tabsforsale.com.au/


    Be interested to know if any of these ever move.



    Wow that's a long list.
  • GilgameshGilgamesh    4,793 posts
    Chris said:

    @Gilgamesh your local is for sale if you want to save it. 




    I try to save it by popping through to make the odd donation from time to time!

    Sometimes i long for the atmosphere of a friday night or Saturday race day at the tab and pop in..then realise within about 5 mins pretty much no one in there gives two hoots about racing they just want to turn their 5er in to 7 million.

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  • meatpiemeatpie    456 posts
    Spent a lot of time at the Carlton when Milky was firing, not that I knew him well. Be good to see it back to a great place
  • BushbookieBushbookie    135 posts
    Following stubbingly the demise of of Bread and Milk Runs , Drive Inns , Corner Shops , Newsagencies , Mr Whippy Vans , 4 Team ( A Grade , Reserve Grade , U19 ) Bush Footy Competitions , Fish and Chip Shops and local Hamburger Cafes . At $ 10 a Beer Pubs getting close to being on fumes . Can remember Friday nights 40 years ago standing 3 deep at my local waiting on the 6 barmaids to clear the bar , Now you could fire a load of schapnel across the pub and not touch anyone on any night of the year .
  • thefalconthefalcon    20,063 posts
    i used to climb those metal stairs out the back to see Rod. he used to own all that side of the block except the chemist shop on the corner.."that jewish guy mr. rosen will not damn well sell".
  • SLIPPERGOLDENSLIPPERGOLDEN    7,846 posts
    He also owned area across the road where F Scott's nightclub was located.
  • MrDigbyMrDigby    48 posts
    thefalcon said:

    i used to climb those metal stairs out the back to see Rod. he used to own all that side of the block except the chemist shop on the corner.."that jewish guy mr. rosen will not damn well sell".



    Even after countless robberies and assaults, Mark is still working in his Pharmacy.
    I was manager of the TAB for 28 years. All the assaults got the better of me, broke down being diagnosed with PTSD amongst other bad health from all the stress.
  • thefalconthefalcon    20,063 posts
    yes he did, slip but not the whole block..wasn't there a post office or some govt. building?
  • MrDigbyMrDigby    48 posts
    thefalcon said:

    yes he did, slip but not the whole block..wasn't there a post office or some govt. building?



    Post office is still there across the road from the Carlton hotel. Right next door to the apartment block where Stephen Cookson was murdered.
  • SLIPPERGOLDENSLIPPERGOLDEN    7,846 posts
    MrDigby said:

    Chris said:
    The list of TABS not for sale would be a lot smaller.

    Re East Perth TAB.... Didn't a relative of Brad Hardie perhaps uncle once own it?



    Answer is No.
    Brad was a regular every day and night for years. He eventually was banned from East Perth.
    If not then he managed it
  • MrDigbyMrDigby    48 posts

    MrDigby said:

    Chris said:
    The list of TABS not for sale would be a lot smaller.

    Re East Perth TAB.... Didn't a relative of Brad Hardie perhaps uncle once own it?



    Answer is No.
    Brad was a regular every day and night for years. He eventually was banned from East Perth.
    If not then he managed it


    No you must have the wrong TAB.
    I managed it for nearly 30 years.
  • DamienWyerDamienWyer    7,693 posts
    If  people are not drinking in pubs like say ten years ago and TAB's are deserted so much they are closing down, is everyone just watching at home and betting on smart phones ?

    It's not like people go to the races to watch live. 
  • SLIPPERGOLDENSLIPPERGOLDEN    7,846 posts
    Digby it may have been before your appearance at East Perth. 
  • MrDigbyMrDigby    48 posts

    Digby it may have been before your appearance at East Perth. 

    I knew the owner before me.
    Maybe you’re thinking of the Hill st TAB down the road from back then, across the road from the Grov Pub.


  • SLIPPERGOLDENSLIPPERGOLDEN    7,846 posts
    Yes Digby you may be correct
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