For the better part of a decade, Edward Ugel spent his time closing deals with lottery winners, making a lucrative and legitimate--if sometimes not-so-nice--living by taking advantage of their weaknesses . . . weaknesses that, as a gambler himself, he knew all too well.
In Money for Nothing, he explores the captivating world of lottery winners and shows us how lotteries and gambling have become deeply inscribed in every aspect of American life, shaping our image of success and good fortune. Money for Nothing is a witty, wise, and often outrageously funny account of high expectations and easy money.
A quick and easy guide that gives players an approach to winning million-dollar jackpotsThis handy guide shows bettors everything they need to know to play and win money at lotto and lottery game in just one quick read, including the rules and variations, the payoffs, the odds and inside secrets and winning strategies used by big jackpot winners.
Gaming markets are evolving rapidly. Spearheading this change is the internet, which has enabled cross-border gambling on an unprecedented scale. This book explores the changing landscape of the gaming market and is a crucial companion for all looking for informed discussion on the future of gaming.
This concise easy-to-read book is perfect for the tens of millions of players who play lottery and lotto games weekly and want to win millions of dollarsThis concise easy-to-read book is perfect for the tens of millions of players who play lottery and lotto games weekly--they get the winning secrets used by huge jackpot winners in one fast, easy read Million-selling gaming authority Avery Cardoza, author of Lottery Super System and more than 40 other how-to gaming books, shows players how to identify hot numbers, overdue numbers, clusters, kings and queens, and how to use them in efficient wheels to increase their chances of winning jackpots by as much as 100 times The strategies in this focus on making millions, tens of millions, and hundreds of millions of dollars playing lotto and lottery
Lotteries and state-sponsored gambling is big business. This is the first study that evaluates the business strategies of state lotteries on two fronts. First, it examines which of the lottery strategies produces the most consistent source of revenue for the state. Second, it analyzes possible overall gambling strategies that states will need to utilize as they seek to expand gambling revenue. This is must reading for those operating lotteries, state legislators, vendors to state lottery commissions, taxpayers, and scholars in public policy and government.
The whole question of state-sponsored gambling is explored, integrating both the business and policy strategies of operating a state lottery. Initially, gambling and lotteries were introduced into the public policy process in times of social unrest, brought on by the outbreak of war. Since regular sources of governmental revenue were diverted to the war effort, proceeds from gambling activites were used to finance the building of roads, canals, and schools. An Ethics of Tolerance also had to evolve in order to engender the public's acceptance of lotteries and gambling. Today, states are using gambling revenues to support education, public transportation, and aid to local towns and cities. Hence, gambling revenues must be maintained or increased. States now must decide whether they should introduce other gambling initiatives, possibly cannibalizing their existing activities in the process. The basic question, of whether it is actually possible for a state to establish an overall gambling strategy, is explored by an analysis of the gambling policies of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. The future of gambling in the United States, as states move beyond lotteries to sanctioning casino gambling by private entrepreneurs, concludes this most relevant and provocative book.