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Hoosier Lottery insists computers are better than ball drawings

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Posted: July 29, 2005, 7:13 pm - IP Logged

It is the same reason as to why I dont like to play slots at casinos, who knows what these computers are programmed to do. I would rather play craps or roulette where I can actually see the action and the result.  That is what they fail to understand.  No one cares about security, the only thing they are trying to secure is the bottom line.

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    Posted: July 29, 2005, 7:20 pm - IP Logged

    Sorry Todd, perhaps I should have started my sentence "I have read it, and...". I wasn't telling you to read it. No hard feelings.

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      Posted: July 29, 2005, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

      Indiana needs to WAKE UP  and REVERT!!!!!

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        Posted: July 29, 2005, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

        here's the thing.  as the director stated in the article, they can't afford to buy air time for the actual drawing.

        here's the solution (and i've been saying thids for quite some time).  upload the security camera footage (video and audio) to the website, so players can see what exactly goes on during the drawing.  if necessary, dub it into a digital tape format.

        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.

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          Posted: July 29, 2005, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

          That's nice, but only when combined with real drawings.  Watching footage of someone clicking a mouse button is useless, and would actually be a negative for the Indiana Lottery, because people would realize how their numbers are being selected.

           

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            Posted: July 29, 2005, 10:08 pm - IP Logged

            And another thing. People like balls because it's fun to watch, and they can't just pick their numbers and turn on their own ball machine. They like getting their numbers drawn by something out of the ordinary. And dipsy-do can write down 6 numbers and go to random.org.

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              Posted: July 29, 2005, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

              the indiana lottery makes me.......Puke

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                Posted: July 29, 2005, 10:19 pm - IP Logged

                Ewwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!

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                  Posted: July 29, 2005, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

                  A huge pile of vomit? Tsk, tsk, tsk, not tasteful, not that Indiana's procedures are any more tasteful.

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                    Posted: July 30, 2005, 12:27 am - IP Logged

                    i agree on that....imagine if they actually went back to balls....

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                      Posted: July 31, 2005, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

                      They have brass on their side, the lottery racket admins.  They also have a lot of gullibility on th part of lottery ticket buyers.

                      It's a strange phenomenon.  I've never seen a casino keno game, other than slot-machine keno, drawn by computer.  My suspicion is that casinos have no illusions that players trust them any more than they deserve.  But the lotteries haven't endured enough human weakness and public scandals (yet) to bring the general public into the same mindset.

                      The fact that when the public does begin to indulge in that level of mistrust of lotteries it will do an enormous amount of damage to sales permanently, (a circumstance you'd think they'd wish to avoid) ought to have them doing everything possible to keep everything clean and well-lighted.....But management by crisis is the tool of choice all over corporate America, including lotteries.

                      It's all a matter of pushing the envelope until it breaks.  Kills pilots, bankrupts companies, destroys politicians.  If you're a lottery lover you probably won't enjoy seeing what will almost inevitably be the wave of the future if  they continue moving to computerized draws.

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                        Posted: July 31, 2005, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

                        Mark Twain once wrote "figures don't lie, but liers figure."

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                          Posted: July 31, 2005, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

                          IT'S BETTER FOR WHO? THE LOTTERY OR THE PLAYERS? If thats really the case senerio get the results out in the open and show the public the figures between the two...!    Oops that wouldn't be ethical right? 

                                                                       

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                            Posted: August 1, 2005, 9:31 pm - IP Logged

                            Since balls are harder to tamper with and predict the outcome of any such tampering I doubt Indiana will move in that direction. State lotteries just don't want things like integrity or trust anymore. After all if Indiana can't tamper with the results why would they want it?


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                              Posted: August 5, 2005, 9:52 am - IP Logged

                              We want balls! We want BALLS!!