Here's another one that may be old news to everyone but me: apparently Baltimore has traditionally nurtured a healthy numbers racket. Along came a legalized lottery-- but it it did not destroy the numbers game. Evidently the numbers guys continued as before, only using the lottery numbers and paying bigger prizes. I assume the point would be that the numbers guys aren't burdened with all that nonsense about public purpose, support the schools, whatever. For them, it's only money.