|Posted: December 26, 2007, 9:48 am - IP Logged|
I did not realize that so many states still conducted lottery drawings on Christmas. More curious than that I notice that several Bible-belt states and bastions of fundamentalist fervor are the ones operating lotteries on Christmas Day while those liberal states like NY, NJ closed shop in respect of that Holy memorial.
Just an observation.
Interesting point, Fibonacci.
I'm wondering if it's because of the Holy memorial, or just giving state workers the day off.
Some of those Bible-belt states are really weak on labor laws (worker's rights). When the plantation owners lost their slave labor they weren't about to give it all up and treat and pay the help decently, and some of that hasn't really changed.
So I guess they had the paradox of observing Christmas (having a drawing or not) or making the $$$$$$$$$$.
Of course, even in the states that didn't have drawings, a lot of players were probably chomping at the bit and going through withdrawls.
Sticky wicket, that.
I can't say "Bible-belt" witth a stright face after having lived in it.
Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.
There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.