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(Studio) Report on extent of numbers racket in United States introduced
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(NYC) Difficulty in enforcing law against playing the numbers noted; game explained. [PEOPLE - place bets.] [Willa Mae ROSS - comments on playing.] Accessibility of betting locations noted. [James LAWSON - calls it the poor people's Wall Street] Legal versions in 11 states, incl. upcoming version in New York this fall, cited. [New York state lottery director John QUINN - comments.] Recent march on governor's office by numbers operators reported, shown.
REPORTER: Bill Greenwood (WTEN film/tape) (WABC film/tape)
- Greenwood, Bill;
- Robinson, Max
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