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Georgia Republican proposes online lottery bill

Georgia LotteryGeorgia Lottery: Georgia Republican proposes online lottery bill

A bill in the Georgia Legislature would start the nation's first online lottery.

State Representative Terry Barnard -- a Glennville Republican -- introduced the bill Tuesday.

It would allow people to set up online accounts to buy lottery tickets and remove the cash-only requirements for lottery sales.

Barnard suggested the same bill last year, but it stalled amid legal concerns and opposition from convenience stores.

The bill is opposed by Democrats, including Minority Leader DuBose Porter.

AP

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konane's avatar - wallace
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Posted: February 10, 2005, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

          Yes!!!  Brilliant move!!         

 

Now if they'll approve it being paid by Pay Pal or similar type balance transfer people can avoid cash advance charges on their credit cards.     

Good luck to everyone!

    DoctorEw220's avatar - alien helmet.jpg
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    Posted: February 10, 2005, 5:43 pm - IP Logged

    here is why i am not wild about online lotteries. it makes it easier for people to buy tickets, and if it is easier for people to buy lottery tickets, then it is also easier for compulsive gambling habits to form. if one is paying by credit card, then one is not only risking money, but they are also risking their credit rating.

    I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

      konane's avatar - wallace
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      Posted: February 10, 2005, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

      There will likely be limits placed on amounts which can be spent per day, week or month. 

      Heavy hitters some of which fall into the compulsive category are going to gamble no matter how tickets are made available.  I see them buy several hundred dollars worth of Cash 3 at one time where I purchase tickets. 

      No law has ever been able protect a person from themselves and whatever habit they may be wrestling with.

      I'm all for online ticket sales, and besides as I posted earlier it will cut down some on vehicle emissions which can create very bad air conditions here in the summer. 

      Good luck to everyone!

        JAP69's avatar - alas
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        Posted: February 10, 2005, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

        The players that play large sums of money on one number may not use state run online.
        The state would be getting more tax money from winners over the 600 dollar limit.
        They would also have a record of the players who win rergulary and do not file for winnings on their tax form.

        MAGA

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          Posted: February 11, 2005, 12:12 am - IP Logged
          Quote: Originally posted by konane on February 10, 2005



          There will likely be limits placed on amounts which can be spent per day, week or month. 

          Heavy hitters some of which fall into the compulsive category are going to gamble no matter how tickets are made available.  I see them buy several hundred dollars worth of Cash 3 at one time where I purchase tickets. 

          No law has ever been able protect a person from themselves and whatever habit they may be wrestling with.

          I'm all for online ticket sales, and besides as I posted earlier it will cut down some on vehicle emissions which can create very bad air conditions here in the summer. 




          yes.  i think they might have a $5/day limit

          love to nibble those micey feet.

           

                                       

            GoArmy's avatar - redcross
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            Posted: February 11, 2005, 12:19 am - IP Logged

            "They would also have a record of the players who win rergulary and do not file for winnings on their tax form."

            But for conveniences, one person could buy tickets for several of their "friends", right?

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              Posted: February 12, 2005, 4:56 am - IP Logged

              a few questions:



              1. Would that mean buying tickets over the Internet make the prices cheaper?



              2. Would that make it possible for players from out of state to buy tickets in GA?



              3. How would they get the aproval to sell Mega Millions tickets online?

              I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

                konane's avatar - wallace
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                Posted: February 12, 2005, 10:18 am - IP Logged

                Quote: Originally posted by DoctorEw220 on February 12, 2005






                a few questions:

                1. Would that mean buying tickets over the Internet make the prices cheaper?  No, same price and would likely be somewhat patterned after other states' in-state subscription services only providing electronically generated proof of purchase.  It cuts out the few cents vendors receive per ticket, plus they're "floating your money" in the online accounts they establish.

                2. Would that make it possible for players from out of state to buy tickets in GA?  Don't know about that one because it would be dependent upon current federal laws which supersede state laws.  However doing so may take a few $$$$ from offshore casinos on the web.

                3. How would they get the approval to sell Mega Millions tickets online?    I hope they'll be smart enough to put it on the ballot and let us decide whether we want it.

                Frankly in my opinion all states should offer tickets on the web so players could play where they want when they want. 

                Good luck to everyone!

                  DoctorEw220's avatar - alien helmet.jpg
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                  Posted: February 13, 2005, 2:43 am - IP Logged

                  i'm just not wild about buying anything online.

                  I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

                    konane's avatar - wallace
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                    Posted: February 13, 2005, 12:07 pm - IP Logged
                    Quote: Originally posted by DoctorEw220 on February 13, 2005


                    i'm just not wild about buying anything online.


                    With SSL 128 bit encryption and sufficient firewalling I've found it not a problem. 

                    Good luck to everyone!

                      DoctorEw220's avatar - alien helmet.jpg
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                      Posted: February 14, 2005, 2:28 am - IP Logged

                      i'm a little more worried about some hacker penetrating their security.

                      I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.