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Do you trust electronic drawing?

Yes [ 8 ]  [19.51%]
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Posted: January 1, 2007, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

I live in a state that has electronic drawing and things seemed to have really changed for the worst.

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    Posted: January 1, 2007, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

    I live in a state that has electronic drawing and things seemed to have really changed for the worst.

    What makes you think it has changed for the worst. Is it more than the mistaken belief that some particular number should have come up by now?

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      Posted: January 2, 2007, 12:11 am - IP Logged


      I don't particular not trust electronic drawings, it's what people candwo with them to manipulate them.

      It's not the electronics but the fact they can be tampered with.  

      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 2, 2007, 11:52 am - IP Logged

        A good example of possible tampering would be Western Canada Dec 24 number was 603

                                                                                Dec 26 number was 603 what are the odds of that happening? And if my memory serves me correctly it has happened several times in the past. 

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          Posted: January 3, 2007, 12:26 am - IP Logged

          A good example of possible tampering would be Western Canada Dec 24 number was 603

                                                                                  Dec 26 number was 603 what are the odds of that happening? And if my memory serves me correctly it has happened several times in the past. 

          The probability that the day's number would match the number from 2 days earlier is 1 in 1000. That means we should expect it to happen about once every 1000 drawings, or every 33 months (assuming only 1 drawing per day). We should also expect that once every 33 months the day's number will be the same as the number drawn the previous day. Once every 33 months we should expect that the day's number should match the number drawn one week ago or 10 days ago or any other  time frame you choose.  If you look for a repeat over an entire week the odds are 1 in (1000/7), or 1 in 143, so we should expect the day's number to match a number from the past week about every 4 months.

          Unless you  can show a more frequent occurrence I'd say what you're seeing is a good example of things working exactly the wayprobability theory says they should.

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            Posted: January 4, 2007, 1:53 am - IP Logged

            Another example is casino slot machines:

             

            You already know casinos boast '97% payback', but do you know some slot machines pay almost NOTHING back ?   - it's the casino as a whole that pays 97% back - not each individual game or machine.  

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              Posted: January 6, 2007, 7:06 pm - IP Logged

              I agree, Coin Toss!  Programs can be reprogrammed anyway they care to manipulate them.  I also believe that the Lottery Commissions scour all over the place looking for and trying out new systems that are being developed by players, and reporgram their systems whenevve they come upon something that seems to be working.  Give me the good old dropping balls anyday!!!

              Good Luck!

              Stavros