[ExI] Sigh

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Fri Jul 2 16:36:52 UTC 2010

On 7/2/2010 1:58 AM, BillK wrote:

> And this would in theory allow for psi aided gamblers to make big
> profits and reduce the government tax take. However, practical
> considerations like how the casinos treat people who win over the odds
> would quickly put a stop to any excessive wins.

Hmmmmm, interesting--but I was talking about lotteries, where the number 
of tickets sold is known precisely in advance of drawing the winning 
numbers. Some people have won jackpots in the millions twice (as 
statistics suggests is inevitable), but I don't think they've been 
barred from entering the lottery again; to do so would look like an 
*admission* that some people are "lucky" or psychic or gained a corrupt 
influence, none of which would be acceptable PR.

Damien Broderick

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