Dr Mark Clapson, Reader in History at the Department of Social and Historical Studies, was asked for advice by the research team for the ITV drama series Mr Selfridge.

Harry Gordon Selfridge, founder of the department store, was a heavy gambler, and Dr Clapson was asked for information on casinos and gaming in interwar Britain and France.

Dr Clapson is the author of A Bit of a Flutter, a much-cited book that looks at gambling in Britain since Victorian times.

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