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somebody does numbers 这算是混哪一行? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2016-8-14 17:31:49 |Display all floors
somebody does numbers, somebody does drugs, somebody does prostitution — and nobody goes into anybody else's territory

NPR上一篇关于航空公司划分势力范围的文章,用了黑手党划分势力来作比喻,有人does numbers,有人贩毒,有人控制色情业,互不趟混水。

我想请教一下,numbers 作何译?是指收保护费吗?

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Post time 2017-3-2 13:32:46 |Display all floors
This post was edited by iwater at 2017-3-2 14:33

"numbers" refers to "numbers game", which is illegal in the US. It is a gamble.

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Post time 2018-10-20 08:32:05 |Display all floors
numbers=bingo 非法彩票赌博行业

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