numbers game


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numbers game

n.
A lottery in which bets are made on an unpredictable number, such as a daily stock quotation.

numbers game

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numbers racket

n
(Gambling, except Cards) US an illegal lottery in which money is wagered on a certain combination of digits appearing at the beginning of a series of numbers published in a newspaper, as in share prices or sports results. Often shortened to: numbers
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Noun1.numbers game - an illegal daily lotterynumbers game - an illegal daily lottery    
lottery, drawing - players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots
Translations

numbers game

nZahlenspiel nt; to play the numbers gameZahlenspielerei betreiben
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