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Does $9 goof point to larger problems with Ontario Lottery?

Topic closed. 19 replies. Last post 10 years ago by jim695.

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Posted: January 14, 2007, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

 Wow and oy vey.

 Wintariofan....there's is a lot of conjecture here on the board about lottery officials monitoring LP (if they don't, they in fact should), a side effect of that is anyone with some inside info being "suspect". More than likely though they'd lurk, not post.

All...As for the "her store" comment, c'mon guys, that could be anything form just a choice of words to knowledge that most store managers in the area are female.

(I had a teacher in college jump all over me once just because I said "he" and not "her", and in that case it was absolutely ridiculous, just a run in with a genuine feminist fanatic. )

LottoGroups 

You realize this is about a scratcher ticket, right?  I'm just wondering how online scrathcers would be sold and if anyone would "play" them. 

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

Lep

There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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    Posted: January 14, 2007, 8:08 pm - IP Logged

    Coin Toss,

    Yes, I know the story is about a scratch ticket. That is what I referred to in my response. I never mentioned online tickets in my response.

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      Posted: January 14, 2007, 10:40 pm - IP Logged

      Coin Toss,

      Yes, I know the story is about a scratch ticket. That is what I referred to in my response. I never mentioned online tickets in my response.

      LottoGroups

      The last sentence of your post prior to this one:

      "My recommended solution to OLG officials is to allow online purchases. It is much safer and efficient process and greatly reduces the possibility of fraud. "

      What?

      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

      Lep

      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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        Posted: January 15, 2007, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

        Coin Toss,

        You are right. I stand corrected.

        My response was about scratch tickets and then I added a general recommendation to combate retailer fraud. A lot of the recently reported retailer fraud concerned non-scratch purchases. Buying online would not help prevent scratch ticket fraud.

        There is the option of providing scratch tickets online but then the terminal or computer would resemble a slot machine or videa lottery terminal.

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          Posted: January 15, 2007, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

          The fact that this was allowed to happen is unacceptable.

          There seems to be a growing propensity for organized lotteries to take advantage of their players at every turn and, when they're found out, a simple "Oops" is all that's necessary to allay the concerns of suspicious players.

          When something like this happens, a major investigation should be initiated immediately, and those responsible should be prosecuted, even if it turns out to be an honest mistake. This is the responsibility with which they're charged, and if they prove to be negligent in that duty, or if they're simply incompetent, they should be held accountable to the public and made to be criminally liable for their actions.

          Until some of these people go to jail, the lotteries will continue to push the envelope in order to test the limits of a very naive and hopelessly forgiving public.

          Come, Pinky; we must prepare for tomorrow night...

          Jim