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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
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numbers game

nZahlenspiel nt; to play the numbers gameZahlenspielerei betreiben
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Siniloan, Laguna -- The wife of the slain manager of numbers games in this town offered a reward money of P200,000 for anyone who could provide information on her husband's killers.
The PCSO has been running Swertres, which has three draws daily, to discourage people from patronizing illegal numbers games like 'jueteng' and 'masiao.
He is author of HB 4661 which seeks to amend RA 9827 entitled "An Act increasing the Penalties for illegal numbers games, amending certain provisions of Presidential Decree No.
The familiar rhythm and rhyming of the girls' Slide or Numbers games brought back memories of Gaunt's own youthful play of Mary Mack and Miss Lucy.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva recently fired Waldomiro Diniz, an aide to Jose Dirceu, Lula's chief of staff, for accepting a campaign donation from a man who runs illegal numbers games in Rio de Janeiro.
When it comes to domestic budgets, so many of our friends and neighbors play fantasy league numbers games.
Numbers games are a recent addition to the betting-shop portfolio, and would be increased in frequency.
Smarting from their previous experiences, PCSO general manager Alexander Balutan expressed confidence that the reinvigorated STL system would be the solution against underground numbers games such as 'jueteng,' two-ball and 'masiao.
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Chairman Erineo "Ayong" Maliksi sought yesterday the suspension of small-town lottery (STL) operations in the country in response to a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) report that linked STL to the proliferation of illegal numbers games in the country.
Andy Clifton of Ladbrokes said: "49s Ltd is looking at an exciting new development in numbers games which is particularly important because of falling margins in the ring.