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California Lottery adds self-service ticket machines

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The California Lottery placed an order with GTECH Corporation which among other things, will allow residents to purchase lottery tickets at self-service machines.

The GTECH order included a variety of lottery products including additional Altura terminals, Instant Ticket Vending Machines (ITVMs), and other self-service lottery solutions.

"GTECH is constantly looking for ways to enhance the performance of our lottery customers, while, at the same time, considering the various needs of retailers and players," said GTECH president and chief executive officer W. Bruce Turner.

"Working together with the California Lottery, we have come up with effective solutions that will not only aid in their retailer network optimization and expansion efforts, but continue to drive lottery sales. And, as we see the growing retail demand for self-service solutions, the addition of GamePoint will provide California's retailers with the ability to dispense both traditional instant tickets and online tickets, from a player-friendly, kiosk-style unit."

Under the contract change order, GTECH will provide the California Lottery with 550 Altura terminals, adding to the 18,500 Alturas already in operation.

The company will also supply 12,500 Express Point Plus devices, bringing the total to 19,000.

The Express Point Plus terminals facilitate convenient player-activated identification of online winning tickets.

The Lottery will also receive 1,000 twenty-bin Expandable Dispensing System Quad Burster ITVMs, which will be used primarily as replacement machines.

Along with the ITVMs, GTECH will provide 150 GamePoint terminals, the company's new lottery self-service solution, combining the the instant ticket vending machine with online self-service capability.

Over the next 90 days, the California Lottery has agreed to order 200 additional ITVMs or 100 additional GamePoints, or some mix of the two equipment types.

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Posted: September 1, 2005, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

Yay! Another state is to get the convinence of self-serve terminals. Every state should have one.

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    Posted: September 1, 2005, 6:58 pm - IP Logged

    CA has had self service terminals since 1988...

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      Posted: September 1, 2005, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

      CA has had self service terminals since 1988...

      Really? You mean you can play numbers games on them?

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        Posted: September 1, 2005, 7:37 pm - IP Logged

        CA has had self service terminals since 1988...

        That is true, but I have only noticed them in Supermarkets like Von's/Safeway. Not only lottery tickets, but also scratch off's.

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          Posted: September 1, 2005, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

          ohio use to have self serve online lottery machines. but they did away with them years ago.

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            Posted: September 2, 2005, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

            Can you use credit and check cards on those machines? How do you verify the age of the player? I visualize some college brat going nuts with mommies credit card. I learned a zillion years ago, credit cards and gambling don't mix. It took me years to get my credit back! Now, it is a check card or cash.

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              Posted: September 2, 2005, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

              Can you use credit and check cards on those machines? How do you verify the age of the player? I visualize some college brat going nuts with mommies credit card. I learned a zillion years ago, credit cards and gambling don't mix. It took me years to get my credit back! Now, it is a check card or cash.

              You can't use credit. Gambling on credit is illegal in a lot of states.

              And as for age, college students in all (but 3) states can play the lottery. And it's not like it's even that much of a priority, a few underagers here and there doesn't hurt anything. Just as long as it's not rampage of 12-year old scratch addicts, it's no big deal.

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                Posted: September 3, 2005, 10:45 am - IP Logged

                I remember seeing a Lottomat in Ohio. I probably wouldn't use one if they were available in NY.

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                  Posted: September 4, 2005, 10:14 pm - IP Logged

                  Can you use credit and check cards on those machines? How do you verify the age of the player? I visualize some college brat going nuts with mommies credit card. I learned a zillion years ago, credit cards and gambling don't mix. It took me years to get my credit back! Now, it is a check card or cash.

                  You can't use credit. Gambling on credit is illegal in a lot of states.

                  And as for age, college students in all (but 3) states can play the lottery. And it's not like it's even that much of a priority, a few underagers here and there doesn't hurt anything. Just as long as it's not rampage of 12-year old scratch addicts, it's no big deal.

                  NJ has huge push to prevent under age gambling on the lottery. Posters every where, radio and TV advertisement, etc. In the long run, it probably works like every law on the books. Only honest people obey them. Criminals couldn't care less.

                  Trenton, NJ – (August 19, 2005) – The New Jersey State Lottery today announced that it has launched a special retailer review program to ensure that each of its 6,100 lottery agents are properly posting special “Not 18 Yet, No Bet” decals on their Lottery green machines. What's more, retailers will be reminded of the Lottery statutes that prohibit the sale of Lottery tickets by or to anyone under the age of 18.

                   

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                    Posted: September 4, 2005, 11:03 pm - IP Logged

                    I had seen machines like this at Off Track Betting Parlors for horse racing and wondered why they haven't made there way to lottery?

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                      Posted: October 4, 2005, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

                      ky: I live within walking distance of a NY OTB parlor. I will be in California the weekend after next, so maybe I'll see one of the new machines.

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                        Hello all..........has anyone heard the lastest Holiday surprise that congress has planned for us?

                        I understand that part of their new bankruptcy law includes that the credit card companies and banks.........will be required to change thier required mimimum payment from 2% to 4%..........

                        guess it's supposed to take effect late October.........

                        does anyone have any further information about our secret Holiday Surprise?

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                          Posted: October 4, 2005, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

                          Haven't heard anything about that, but there was adiscussion on CNN about the new law. Seems you have to provide tons of physical documentation under the new law. However, those in New Orleans don't have any documentation to provide. Interesting problem.

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                            Posted: November 2, 2005, 10:57 am - IP Logged

                            ky: I live within walking distance of a NY OTB parlor. I will be in California the weekend after next, so maybe I'll see one of the new machines.

                            I was in a few stores in CA. I did not see one. In fact I wasn't really looking.