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So the less bad hotel owner (Ike) has a way to scam the more bad hotel owner (Ben) by getting the lottery number in advance, since it comes from Cuba and the fix is in and Ben apparently controls many joints that take action on this. Ike has 7+ guys bet $3000 each on 1-8-5 and they each collect $210,000 so he hits for near 2 million -- not bad in 1960 dollars. But hold on, a three digit lottery number, shouldn't that be 700-1? They clearly bet 185, not 85 so what gives? Even a crooked lottery would be out of business if they paid 69/1 when natural odds are 999/1. Does anyone know how the Miami numbers game actually worked in that era? At least the cars used in the production sure are great.
And just curious, at that time (and still today?) didn't the "number" in New York (and maybe otyher cities) come from the last two digits of the racetrack handle as published in newspaper? Or was it track attendance? That number, I believe, paid 50/1. Pretty big takeout, but not so bad as 70/1 for a three digit. Does the numbers racket still exist? And still use a racetrack figure for the number?
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I watch and I noticed when the guy handed Ike the numbers there were 5 on there but they only bet with 3. This story says the numbers were 1-100 and paid 70-1 so they must have taken some creative license.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1 ... 151,533134
"I'm Winston Wolf. I solve problems."
it always aggravates me when on a tv show or in a movie they have things that arent right.
like on the tv show vegas, they always showed a dealer dealing that obviously wasnt a real dealer
or in a movie from what was suppose to be taking place in the 1930s but all the cars are from the 1940s
or in every horse racing movie they show them doing things with the horses that isn't close to the way it really takes place.
like in the ruffian movie every time she galloped or worked she was the only horse on the track. in pharlap the groom and his girlfriend took the horse on a picnic and turned the horse loose and just let him run through the trees. i wonder if bob baffert lets the groom take game on dude on picnics?
CK how many times have we had this conversation? You seem fairly intelligent and should know by now that Hollywood takes a creative license when making a film. Do you really think Braveheart or Gladiator is 100% accurate? The movie going public wants to be entertained for two hours. I knew Lord Of The Rings wasn't real when I seen Viggo riding a white horse in the sky. Geeez..
Being a complete motorhead, I watch every car in those period-piece movies. That seems like an easy thing to get right. If they can't do it, they can call me.
In the Phar Lap movie, they also show the 170 lb. trainer riding Phar Lap up loose sand dunes, whipping the crap out of him to teach him not to be lazy. We needed the picnic scene after that.
wouldnt it be easy when they show a blackjack dealers hands to just have a real blackjack dealer? the other thing about movies or tv shows when they have a modern movie but it is suppose to be taking place in say 1957. every car they show is a 1957 model
so what they are saying is that everybody in the whole town in oklahoma has a brand new car.
but seabiscuit was suppose to be a true story and it wasnt even remotely close to the true story.
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