In Bears, Bulls, and Golden Calves, John Stapleford writes:
Sentiment started to swing [in favor of gambling in the American colonies], however, in the face of the rising need for capital. With only three banks, lotteries were a major source of public and private funding for everything from the building of roads, water supply systems, canals and bridges to the construction of colleges (e.g. Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Pennsylvania) and even churches! Between 1744 and 1774 the colonies and sanctioned approximately 158 lotteries, whose proceeds paid for canals and roads, the building of 27 churches, 12 financial institutions, and the start-up costs of industries. ... (185)
It is time we return to our roots and recover our early traditions. At the General Assembly Mission Council this month, we need to approve the installation of Blackjack and Roulette tables in the lobby of the Presbyterian Center. We could have betting on overture outcomes at GA. Presby-Lotto wouldn't be a bad idea either.
There wouldn't be any luck involved because the only winners would be the ones predestined to win.
Have you got any other ideas?