Scattered throughout the Balmain Bowling Club are stickers displaying the words “Gamble Responsibly”. Who would have thought that those words may very well have originated from our suburbs namesake, Dr William Balmain. Dr Balmain lost 550 acres of Australian land to a gambling debt. That 550 acres is what we now know as the entire suburbs of Balmain and Rozelle! In today’s terms, that’s a conservative $1 Billion worth of real estate. Gamble responsibly folks! On that note, the Board recently approved some significant upgrading of our gaming machines.