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Give us your high rollers, your hustlers, your bused-in masses yearning to win big...oops, sorry, wrong monument. Right here in our home town, people with visions of triple cherries dancing in their heads are hoping to put slot machines little more than a dice throw from the National Mall. The idea may be a long shot, but it never hurts to have a plan-so Outlook asked several artists to come up with designs for a gambling parlor that would be keeping with Washington's distinctive architectural look.

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Cathy Hull of New York City also envisions a ballot-box slot machine; its lever would operate the device and shield the gambler from view behind green curtains.

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