The chips are down

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
Tuesday 30 May 1899

A WHIT MONDAY ENTERPRISE: SINGULAR GAME OF CHANCE

At Wakefield yesterday George Herriot, fish and chipped potato dealer, Potovens, was ordered to pay 12s. 6d. for using a striking machine in such a manner as to make it a game of chance.

It appeared that on Whit Monday the defendant had his machine on the highway at Potovens and took coppers from children, who were awarded prizes of fish and potatoes if the iron reached the inked numbers which had been added opposite to those painted upon it.