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Tenn. lawmakers float ideas to improve lottery revenues

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Posted: September 30, 2011, 10:05 am - IP Logged

Oh yea another thing you could save some money if you would stop all the stupid Lottery commercials.That would be one way to save money.Give it to the players in the pick 3 and 4.I think who ever runs that office down there is has issues.

The only thing they SHOULD be advertising is the jackpots to get more people to play.  GA lottery puts ads on Chattanooga radio announcing PB & MM jackpots.  TN should at least do the same - especially for TN Cash.  Its getting "up there" where I'm close to buying a ticket.

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    And everytime there is an issue posted on the websight all Tennessee get is a bad rap.Nothing ever good comes out of the supporting players.

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      Posted: September 30, 2011, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

      I live in PA and I don't like the options we are given here for playing games.  ALL state lotteries should give the people what they want. 

      I think we should have the option to play ANY state lottery in the US!  They allow wagering on thoroughbred and harness racing in a lot of different states.  We could place a bet on a track in NY, FL, CA, etc.  Why not the lotteries?

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        I live in PA and I don't like the options we are given here for playing games.  ALL state lotteries should give the people what they want. 

        I think we should have the option to play ANY state lottery in the US!  They allow wagering on thoroughbred and harness racing in a lot of different states.  We could place a bet on a track in NY, FL, CA, etc.  Why not the lotteries?

        If the states had to compete with each other they would have to improve their product and possibly lower prices. Things like $2 tickets would never happen.

        That's why the government(s) always prefers a nice monopoly.

        Competition is anathema to a monopoly.

        Competition bad.

        Monopoly good.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

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          Posted: September 30, 2011, 9:25 pm - IP Logged

          I can't believe how stupid our RINO governor is!

          Hey Governor!

          Get Rid Of The Computers and Go Back to Real Ball Drawings and Tennesseans Will Stop Going to Neighboring States to Play the Lottery!

          And Get Rid of The Dragon Lady (Hargrove)!

          She's the One that Switched Us to Computers!

          It ain't rocket science, we go to play where they have real ball drawings and better games!

          WAKE UP!

          Thank you and have a nice day. 

          Wait till they find out they're up the crapper without a paddle, then maybe they'll do something about the draws and the Dragon Lady..

          Oh well, crap don't float, so Rebbeca  might be left with one Oar..!

                                                       

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            Posted: September 30, 2011, 11:00 pm - IP Logged

            ""It is an issue that we are spending more than we're bringing in, and we can't keep doing that in kicking the can down the road," he said."

             

            - I really, really hope he's not talking about the Lottery Commision.  I understand that government is inneffecient and whatnot, and like to spend money that they don't have, and even though I don't agree with that attitude towards govnernence, if the Lottery Commission is spending more than they're taking in, then there's a REAL problem there.  Lottery game's have about a 50 percent return and maybe 10% overhead between retailers and drawings.  If it was legal, I'd be a bookie who pays out 75 percent, because that would make me a HUGE profit, so there's no way the lottery shouldn't be making a profit.

             

            I'm pretty sure he was talking about the State, but if it's the lottery commission, then I'm just dumbfounded.  When I think of Government waste, I think of a few percent of the total funds going through a beuracracy being used to sustain the beuracracy, not huge amounts like that.

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              ""It is an issue that we are spending more than we're bringing in, and we can't keep doing that in kicking the can down the road," he said."

               

              - I really, really hope he's not talking about the Lottery Commision.  I understand that government is inneffecient and whatnot, and like to spend money that they don't have, and even though I don't agree with that attitude towards govnernence, if the Lottery Commission is spending more than they're taking in, then there's a REAL problem there.  Lottery game's have about a 50 percent return and maybe 10% overhead between retailers and drawings.  If it was legal, I'd be a bookie who pays out 75 percent, because that would make me a HUGE profit, so there's no way the lottery shouldn't be making a profit.

               

              I'm pretty sure he was talking about the State, but if it's the lottery commission, then I'm just dumbfounded.  When I think of Government waste, I think of a few percent of the total funds going through a beuracracy being used to sustain the beuracracy, not huge amounts like that.

              "I really, really hope he's not talking about the Lottery Commision."

              The TN lottery is still making a profit, but the scholarships fund where the profits go is spending more. Instead of balancing the fund, the Governor and legislators want the lottery to make higher profits. They get elected by making promises and when when they can't keep their promises, they blame someone else. The lottery was created on the promise the profits will give TN kids scholarships, but the demand for scholarships exceeded the lottery profits.

              "Lottery game's have about a 50 percent return and maybe 10% overhead between retailers and drawings.  If it was legal, I'd be a bookie who pays out 75 percent, because that would make me a HUGE profit, so there's no way the lottery shouldn't be making a profit."

              Bookies paid $600 to $1, gave the players $6 worth of play for $5 for the pick-3, and the winners could get their money within a half hour after the drawing. Bookies and player savvy lottery directors know that to increase profits, they must increase the volume of play and do that by increasing their player base.

              Adding games like PB and MM helped, but the majority of players are pick-3 and scratch-off players. KY increased their midday pick-4 volume with a "green ball" promotion where a second 4 digit number is drawn and other states offer similar promotions on their games too. The sky is the limit on the number of ways scratch-offs can be improved for existing and new players and still increase the profits..

              From past experiences, it looks the TN Lottery expects the existing player base to spend more and win less so the profits will increase and the Governor, legislators, and Lottery Director can keep on making promises they know will never happen.

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                Posted: October 2, 2011, 10:12 am - IP Logged

                Tennessee has been the backwater swamp of state lotteries since The Dragon Lady got here and took away our real ball drawings and jammed the fake computer  "drawings" down our throats.

                As long as she remains in charge and committed to fake computer drawings, nothing will ever change.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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                  Posted: October 2, 2011, 10:23 am - IP Logged

                  Very true,it's like all things now.Cheaper restraunts prices,gas,hotels,groceries,it dont matter what,,we will go for the cheaper priced.Until the lottery changes I will not budge........If truth was know all of Tennesseans feel the same way.

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                    Posted: October 2, 2011, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

                    tiggs sees the Tn computer drawat night and thinks that is so cute..Long live The Dragon Lady she rocks tiggs world...SWEET!!!!!...

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                      tiggs sees the Tn computer drawat night and thinks that is so cute..Long live The Dragon Lady she rocks tiggs world...SWEET!!!!!...

                      I hope she's reading this and knows how much she's loved in Kintucky.

                      Maybe she'll extend a couple tentacles up there and take over the whole shebang.


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

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                        I hope she's reading this and knows how much she's loved in Kintucky.

                        Maybe she'll extend a couple tentacles up there and take over the whole shebang.

                        Should tiggs use protection??...

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                          Should tiggs use protection??...

                          Yes.

                          Put a bag over your head.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

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