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MAJOR Shake-Up In The Scratch Ticket Industry

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Posted: June 10, 2007, 1:43 am - IP Logged

Scientific Games, far and away the world's larget ticket manufactuer, has purchased up-and-coming Canadian manfuacturer Oberthur Gaming Technologies.

Virtually every lottery is at least a secondary client of one of these companies. And a number of states could see the look and feel of their scratch tickets change, perhaps dramatically. It all depends on which plants stay open, the latex formulas they choose to continue using, and the people who stay on board after the deal closes.

This leaves Pollard Banknote of Winnipeg and Creative Games of Plant City, FL (my hometown) as Scientific Games' only competitors, ones much smaller than Oberthur at that.


And of course no one will read this because I have to put it in the scratch forum, a forum nobody ever goes to. 

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    Posted: June 10, 2007, 1:55 am - IP Logged

    Scientific Games, far and away the world's larget ticket manufactuer, has purchased up-and-coming Canadian manfuacturer Oberthur Gaming Technologies.

    Virtually every lottery is at least a secondary client of one of these companies. And a number of states could see the look and feel of their scratch tickets change, perhaps dramatically. It all depends on which plants stay open, the latex formulas they choose to continue using, and the people who stay on board after the deal closes.

    This leaves Pollard Banknote of Winnipeg and Creative Games of Plant City, FL (my hometown) as Scientific Games' only competitors, ones much smaller than Oberthur at that.


    And of course no one will read this because I have to put it in the scratch forum, a forum nobody ever goes to. 

    I read it.  Shows up on latest posts.  Wink

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      Posted: June 10, 2007, 7:55 am - IP Logged

      Well I read it too. While interesting, what is the significance to the player?  If a state orders a game to be produced, the overall odds of a winning scratchoff are 1 in 4.8 (for example) what difference does it make if they use one kind of latex or another? THe number of winning tickets/odds of getting one are going to still be whatever the particular state dictatees them to be when the state orders the tickets to be run off the presses.

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        Posted: June 10, 2007, 8:38 am - IP Logged

        Scientific Games, far and away the world's larget ticket manufactuer, has purchased up-and-coming Canadian manfuacturer Oberthur Gaming Technologies.

        Virtually every lottery is at least a secondary client of one of these companies. And a number of states could see the look and feel of their scratch tickets change, perhaps dramatically. It all depends on which plants stay open, the latex formulas they choose to continue using, and the people who stay on board after the deal closes.

        This leaves Pollard Banknote of Winnipeg and Creative Games of Plant City, FL (my hometown) as Scientific Games' only competitors, ones much smaller than Oberthur at that.


        And of course no one will read this because I have to put it in the scratch forum, a forum nobody ever goes to. 

        This information sounds like it would make for an Interesting News Story: Did you submit it to Todd for consideration as a News Story?

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          Posted: June 10, 2007, 8:47 am - IP Logged

          Scientific Games, far and away the world's larget ticket manufactuer, has purchased up-and-coming Canadian manfuacturer Oberthur Gaming Technologies.

          Virtually every lottery is at least a secondary client of one of these companies. And a number of states could see the look and feel of their scratch tickets change, perhaps dramatically. It all depends on which plants stay open, the latex formulas they choose to continue using, and the people who stay on board after the deal closes.

          This leaves Pollard Banknote of Winnipeg and Creative Games of Plant City, FL (my hometown) as Scientific Games' only competitors, ones much smaller than Oberthur at that.


          And of course no one will read this because I have to put it in the scratch forum, a forum nobody ever goes to. 

          I've read this. It really does'nt have any effect on the industry as of yet and doubt if it will. The overall odds are set by the various states, therefor the only thing they have to do is be creative in their work. Someone or some company will eventually be more creative than scientific games and do the same as they're doing now. I just hope this does'nt effect a lot of peoples livelyhood...

                                                       

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            Posted: June 10, 2007, 5:07 pm - IP Logged

            This information sounds like it would make for an Interesting News Story: Did you submit it to Todd for consideration as a News Story?

            FYI: "Active Topics" shows "All Forums" based on "Selected Length of Time"!

            If I did, I wouldn't get credit, nor would I be able to give my own commentary.

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              Posted: June 10, 2007, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

              I've read this. It really does'nt have any effect on the industry as of yet and doubt if it will. The overall odds are set by the various states, therefor the only thing they have to do is be creative in their work. Someone or some company will eventually be more creative than scientific games and do the same as they're doing now. I just hope this does'nt effect a lot of peoples livelyhood...

              You're right, it won't effect prize structures and odds and such. But some states might start seeing different play concepts. The look of the tickets might change, as well as the way the scratch material comes off.

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                Posted: June 10, 2007, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

                If I did, I wouldn't get credit, nor would I be able to give my own commentary.

                I often don't read posts that are "hidden" away in other forums, so I know what you mean.