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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Study authors reported that children who played the number game had better counting and number identification skills than children who played the color game.
The glitch hit some entries bought online or by text for the Dream Number game in the four days to July 17, Lottery operator Camelot admitted yesterday.
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