RARA-AVIS: Re: Gambling

Kevin Smith (kvnsmith@total.net)
Sun, 15 Mar 1998 10:53:07 -0500 >Speaking of gambling, can someone explain the numbers racket to me?
>Did people really just pick a number and wait for someone, somewhere,
>to tell them that their number had won? It sounds even stupider than
>slot machines.

Gee, Bill, ya wanna get in trouble with Loto Ontario? Or Loto-Quebec? Or
any of the other provincial, state and federal governments who have wiped
out the illegal number rackets by setting up their own?

And, of course, now they're opening their own casinos, taking over the
"stupid" slot machines, so suckers don't have to travel all the way to
Vegas or Atlantic City. Seems illegal now means something governments can't

Forget Bay City. It's already here...

But I digress...

Kevin Smith
Web Guy for The Thrilling Detective Web Site
For info, mailto:kvnsmith@total.net

"Everybody loves a loser,
They wanna see him pay his dues,
Everybody loves a loser,
But they don't wanna stand in his shoes."
-Murray McLauchlan

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