GAMBLING: Card Trick

It was a tense moment at the American Legion's $1,000 bingo game in East Chicago, Ind. As the 25th and final number was called off one night last week, there was a stir of excitement at a corner table. One of the five women there gasped and screamed "Bingo!" On her orange card was the winning combination of numbers, all right. Then an attendant noticed something strange: one of the numbers on the winning card was printed slantwise. Suspicious, he asked the winner to come back next day to collect her check. Then he took the card to the...

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