"O'Dwyer's, just across the Orleans Parish line on Jefferson Highway, was a regular advertiser in the Illustrated Press at least during 1949-1950. Though identified as a restaurant and cocktail lounge, O'Dwyer's true character is only hinted at with the words "For an Evening Adventurously Different" and "All sports results." It was, after all, one of the most prominent of the Jefferson Parish gambling clubs back in the days before law enforcement agencies took measures to shut down all such activity in the New Orleans area."

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