Jurgis was willing, and so was Duane, and so they went to one of the high-class poolrooms where brokers and merchants gambled (with society women in a private room), and they put up ten dollars each upon a horse called "Black Beldame," a six to one shot, and won.
It was the same with the gambling-house keeper and the poolroom man, and the same with any other man or woman who had a means of getting "graft," and was willing to pay over a share of it: the green-goods man and the highwayman, the pickpocket and the sneak thief, and the receiver of stolen goods, the seller of adulterated milk, of stale fruit and diseased meat, the proprietor of unsanitary tenements, the fake doctor and the usurer, the beggar and the "pushcart man," the prize fighter and the professional slugger, the race-track "tout," the procurer, the white-slave agent, and the expert seducer of young girls.
This determination is based upon discussions among Blacks found in barbershops, beauty shops, poolrooms
, restaurants, churches, and through organizing on the streets .
The streets, with their noise and flaring lights, the taverns, the automobiles, and the poolrooms
claim them, and no voice of ours can call them back.
27) During the early twentieth century, Harlem's informal economy was synonymous with speakeasies and cabarets, drugs, numbers and prostitution rackets, and organized crime syndicates, and poolrooms
Discotheques like bars, poolrooms
, restaurants and other entertainment centres in Bhutan are finding it hard to abide by the government imposed ban on smoking in public places, which came hot on the heels of the ban on sale of cigarettes on January 1.
Feeding quarters into those seductive devices in the back of Sophomore Sol's luncheonette on the University of Pennsylvania campus was our generation's equivalent of the poolrooms
Professor Harold Hill warned about in "The Music Man"
For example, Lockwood claims to have started his career by performing "for Mom and Dad's society friends," as he is shown tap dancing in poolrooms
to harmonica music and collecting thrown pennies from the floor.