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ball drawings vs. computer drawings

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would you still play if your state switched from balls to computers

yes [ 14 ]  [29.17%]
no [ 22 ]  [45.83%]
maybe [ 12 ]  [25.00%]
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Posted: December 25, 2004, 3:43 pm - IP Logged

would you still play if your state switched from balls to computer drawings?

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    Posted: December 25, 2004, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

    I'm not sure. I realize a lot of people are against computerized drawings. But I'm new to this issue. Before I make a definate say, I want to inspect both sides. The one thing I have read is usually people chase hot numbers, and that with computerized drawings, people will be chasing cold numbers. I have no idea. That's just what I read. If anyone has more on that, please expand upon it. Thank you.

    PS. How many states in the USA hold computerized drawings now... and what about internationally?

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      Posted: December 25, 2004, 7:13 pm - IP Logged

      i would definately stop playing if N.J. switched. there is no parity between ball drawings and computorized drawings. look at louisianna, and wisconson, they're definately good examples on the computorized side.it takes all the math work out of the game...!!!  totally against computorized drawings..

                                                   

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        Posted: December 25, 2004, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

        Here is the latest list that I am aware of.

        California, Lotto-Quebec, Kansas, Delaware, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, South Dakota, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Nebraska and Wisconsin have already converted from traditional drawing machines to computers and random number generation for all or part of their on-line game drawings.

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          Posted: December 25, 2004, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

          i can say that the last pick-3 ticket i bought was the day prior to learning that my state had gone to computerized drawings. since then i've stayed mainly with the old faithful powerball and also getting hotlotto tickets just across the border in minn and iowa. i'd like to occasionally get back into my state games of pick-3 and 4, but as crazy as it may sound, i'm just not ready to accept the rng computer draws ... yet. maybe in time.

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            Posted: December 25, 2004, 11:10 pm - IP Logged
            Quote: Originally posted by golotto on December 25, 2004


            i can say that the last pick-3 ticket i bought was the day prior to learning that my state had gone to computerized drawings. since then i've stayed mainly with the old faithful powerball and also getting hotlotto tickets just across the border in minn and iowa. i'd like to occasionally get back into my state games of pick-3 and 4, but as crazy as it may sound, i'm just not ready to accept the rng computer draws ... yet. maybe in time.


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              Posted: December 26, 2004, 12:06 am - IP Logged

              Well I'm only a kid i'm 19 and i've only actually been able to play the lottery for about a year and a half.....So i can't really say that i would or wouldn't play.....i'm not sure if anyone outside of CT and RI has KENO or not but thats all computerized and i don't know to many who've hit big on that...........so i don't know i suppose i might still play a number or two but wouldn't chase much

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                Posted: December 26, 2004, 2:58 am - IP Logged

                Lucky for me Florida still holds honest drawings.  If they went to faking the draw in a computer I might still play, but I would buy fewer tickets I'd generate randomly and stop trying to track and predict a foundationless game.  BobP

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                  Posted: December 26, 2004, 6:14 am - IP Logged

                  i read the second part of thelogix site and this guy is saying that you cant predict numbers from a rng unit cause its too random?

                  so is this peron stating that if its not rng unit its not random? this is what i understand. that if its not rng you can predict easier cause of the nonrandomness?

                  ii dont understand. maybe he needs to rewrite rhis script.

                  because if he cant predict numbers from a rng machine cause its too random for him, but he prefers a ball drawing cause its easier to predict cause its not random? but he thinks they will bait the rng unit with numbers to falsify the drawings?

                  this would mean he shouldnt trust either of them. or she whoever whatever

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                    Posted: January 24, 2005, 2:06 pm - IP Logged

                    I DON'T PLAY KENO  IF THEY went to pc on the numbers i would have to bail  i like the ol ball n chute

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                      Posted: January 24, 2005, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

                      It's all about accountability. Players want to know that the drawing is random and not tampered with. The best way states can do that is have televised drawings of balls. They could also post televised drawings on their website if they don't have it broadcast on public access channel.

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                        Posted: January 24, 2005, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

                        The key to the question is that your numbers come from a computer that is tied into the state's computer system whether you pick your own numbers or quick picks.

                        Look at the daily payoffs in IN and compare them to "ping pong ball" states to verify this on your own.

                        It is a conflict of interests and takes away from the supposed "honesty" of the game and I will stop playing in IL if this happens and give my revenue to instead.....too bad because our revenue goes to our state's education budget, so our kids are the losers here.

                        It should be outlawed...it is a disgraceful slap on the public's faces to run a lottery this way.

                        My vote was an EMPHATIC "NO"

                        Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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                          Posted: January 24, 2005, 4:04 pm - IP Logged

                          I agree Rick

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                            Posted: January 24, 2005, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

                            Yes! I will continue to play regardless of ball drawings or generated drawings.

                            That's one Boogieman I am not afraid of. Have it ever occured to any of you, that maybe, the lottery's know their limitations?

                            I say the bigger fear is on their part. That fear is when you learn their limitations.

                            I'll say it again: You are that Boogieman. That is when you're ready to step up and become one.

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                              Posted: January 24, 2005, 4:51 pm - IP Logged
                              Quote: Originally posted by Rick G on January 24, 2005



                              The key to the question is that your numbers come from a computer that is tied into the state's computer system whether you pick your own numbers or quick picks.

                              Look at the daily payoffs in IN and compare them to "ping pong ball" states to verify this on your own.

                              It is a conflict of interests and takes away from the supposed "honesty" of the game and I will stop playing in IL if this happens and give my revenue to instead.....too bad because our revenue goes to our state's education budget, so our kids are the losers here.

                              It should be outlawed...it is a disgraceful slap on the public's faces to run a lottery this way.

                              My vote was an EMPHATIC "NO"





                                    Will send my discretionary lottery money out of GA to friends or relatives in a state which has ball draws.

                              Double emphatic "NO"

                              Good luck to everyone!