The History of Sweepstakes

The History of Sweepstakes

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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 a€œdoor 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


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