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American Sweepstakes
How One Small State Bucked the Church, the Feds, and the Mob to Usher in the Lottery Age
Kevin Flynn

University Press of New England



Contents

• Preface
• Acknowledgments
• PART ONE: PLACE YOUR BETS
• The Song and Dance Man
• The Fates, the Founding Fathers, and the Golden Octopus
• The Federal Threat
• A Dainty Dish
• The Noble Experiment
• The Greatest Bleeding Hearts Racket in the World
• PART TWO: SEE HOW THEY RUN
• This Shabby Dodge
• Drive an Honest Racketeer Crooked
• Hoover’s Favorite
• One of Those All-American Guys
• The Crusader
• The Charm Offensive
• Last Full Measure
• PART THREE: ALL THE RAGE
• The Committee of One Hundred
• The Vote
• Dreams Are Born
• The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
• This Is a Test
• The Sharpies’ Loophole
• PART FOUR: ALL OF KING’S HORSES
• The Draw
• The Final Stretch
• They’re Off at Rockingham
• The Most Popular Thing Since the Revolution
• The Sport of King’s
• Unnoticed, Unmourned
• Afterword
• Bibliography
• Index

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