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English translation: Online Gamblers Lottery

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07:53 Oct 3, 2000
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Portuguese term or phrase: Loteria de Prognosticos "on-line"
Bidding to provide services to lottery which is apparently wishing to expand. Not clear whether the betting is on sports, because they are not mentioned. The "prognosticos" gives the sense that the betting is on something that is tohappen like off-track betting, but could it simply be some kind of computer-based gambling? Part of the job is to set up terminals for receiving bets. What is/are terms of art in English?
pberrymn
English translation:Online Gamblers Lottery
Explanation:
Actually the word ' prognosticos" refers to " gamblers".
Obviously predictive lottery does make sense, as lottery is already some kind of speculation or prediction.
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Telesforo Fernandez
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PB
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Summary of answers provided
naon-line lottery
tjr
naOnline Prognostic Lotteryvcolaco
naon-line lottery
M.Badra
naOnline Gamblers LotteryTelesforo Fernandez
na"on-line predictive lottery games"Heathcliff


  

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8 mins
"on-line predictive lottery games"


Explanation:
is the term I've been using, in the context of government contracts with the companies that will actually implement and manage the lottery system. The surrounding text in my documents indicates pretty clearly that what's being "predicted" is simply the fall of the cards in (for example) a video poker game, or the (presumably) randomly generated numbers in a winning group.

Seems like every state in Brazil is setting up one of these affairs...!

Cheers, HC

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 15:04
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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41 mins
Online Gamblers Lottery


Explanation:
Actually the word ' prognosticos" refers to " gamblers".
Obviously predictive lottery does make sense, as lottery is already some kind of speculation or prediction.
READ THE FOLLWING TEXT:

LASVEGAS Best casinos casino gamblers Lottery Internet net betting, cyber blackjack Gulfport bookmaking, Online casinos online casino cyber casino, riverboat casinos, online casino,

Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 04:34
PRO pts in pair: 128
Grading comment
Thanks!
PB

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15 hrs
on-line lottery


Explanation:
In Brazil "Loteria de Prognósticos" has been used to designate a kind of lottery (similar to the keno game), where the gambler picks up his own choice of numbers, instead of buying a pre-numbered ticket.

Márcio

M.Badra
Brazil
Local time: 21:04
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 68

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17 hrs
Online Prognostic Lottery


Explanation:
Prognostic seems to be the best translation in this particular case.


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vcolaco
Portugal
Local time: 23:04
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1 day 1 hr
on-line lottery


Explanation:
Prognostic may be a technically correct translation but it would not be used in English in this context, being a word used mostly by the scientific community. Predictive is a theoretically correct translation, and gamblers would be more colloquial, but in the UK this "prognostic" element would be assumed, since the word lottery in the UK nowadays implies that you choose the numbers. We do define the non-prognostic element however as the "Lucky Dip", where the computer chooses the numbers for you. So I would go for just "on-line lottery".

tjr
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