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March 1st 1964 : "The Chairman,Bob Kelly,announces that Celtic intend to start a weekly pools in order to raise money for the development and improvement of the ground.Celtic,thus,follow the lead set by Dundee United's "Taypools" in 1956,and by Rangers in the early 1960's."
Quote from - A Celtic A-Z by Campbell and Woods.
One fan recalls:
For some unknown reason the rangers pools blew us and everbody else put together out the water when it came to prize money. They were paying out a top prize of a 100K when we were paying out less than 10K. I was always surprised at the number of Celtic faithful who were members of it.Wasn't the first big winner who declined picking up the cheque on the centre spot at Ibrox because they were away watching the hoops?
"I think you identified the reason right there. The money on offer in the Rangers Pools was much more significant. I think they were marketed and organised much more professionally also. I remember having a couple of "difficult" discusions with family members in the late 80s when word got out they were members of the Rangers (Limited Gene) Pools through their work - they didn't seem to realise who they were financially supporting
If you were an agent for the Celtic Pools you got a free ST with a certain amount of members.
Play the Celtic Pools and help Youth Development
THE Celtic Weekly Pool is the official lottery for the club and continues to support Youth Development by investing all net proceeds.
Over £11,000 is paid out to lucky supporters EVERY week - for only £1 per week you can get involved and play your part in the future of Celtic.
Below: Celtic Pools Agent Books from the 1960/70s, the agent being James 'Flax Flaherty', One of Big Jock's Great Pal's and Trusted Main Men
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