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Computerize scratch-off contests

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Posted: May 28, 2005, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

Why don't the states set up the scratch-off games so they can be played through video terminals at the stores (similar to video poker) or through their online web sites?  In either case, they could be set up to print the tickets and to require the winning customers to key in their name and other vital information used for physical confirmations. 

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    Posted: May 28, 2005, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

    iowa does something similar.  they have a thing called quarter play in which you pay $20 and you get a hand-held slot game in which the points determine your prize.

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      Posted: May 29, 2005, 12:05 pm - IP Logged

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        Posted: June 4, 2005, 8:44 pm - IP Logged

        [quote]iowa does something similar.  they have a thing called quarter play in which you pay $20 and you get a hand-held slot game in which the points determine your prize.[/quote]

         

        Didn't see anything on their site, but it sounds equivalent to buying a package of pre-printed tickets.  You would think they could eventually tie them into devices, such as cellphones.  They could charge back to your telecom provider and you could use the keypad to control the interaction. 

         I'm only an occasional player, maybe once or twice a month.  The store displays don't always carry all of the active games or the new games. It also seems like many of the winning tickets are going out in the sticks.  At least, with a central respository of tickets, everyone has a shot first-come first-serve.

         


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          Posted: June 7, 2005, 11:09 am - IP Logged

          That's good to know.

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            Posted: July 1, 2005, 6:45 am - IP Logged

            you got that right......