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Nov 8, 2017

"The Whale", "The Dog" or "The Zebra"? Players line up beside a small kiosk in a poor neighborhood to choose animals in a lottery game that has become a craze in Venezuela, as it seems more and more Venezuelans turn to gambling in their desperation to make ends meet amid the country's unprecedented economic crisis.

Venezuelan crisis spawns boom in gambling
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Willian Torres (L), stands in the doorway to his house on the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela, October 14, 2017. Torres wagered money on "Los Animalitos" (or the Little Animals) betting game during the week, planning to go to the beach with his family with the prize money, but he didn't win. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

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