The names of slower-moving items were written on small slips of paper and deposited in a container. ... fee (presumably more than the value of the lesser prizes, but less than the value of the best ones), and this entitled them to draw a slip ... It is clear that the Italian magnates had continued the Roman practice of playing adoor prizea games at their banquets well up into the second millennium after Christ.
|Title||:||The History of Sweepstakes|
|Author||:||Lawrence Curtin, Karen Bernardo|
|Publisher||:||Lawrence F Curtin - 1997|