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Posted: July 30, 2007, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

Which is better -- computerized or watching the ball drop? Is it easier for the Lottery Corp to change the results if there is heavy betting? 

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    Posted: July 30, 2007, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

    Which is better -- computerized or watching the ball drop? Is it easier for the Lottery Corp to change the results if there is heavy betting? 

    Uh, watching the ball drop. It's 1000 times more fun to watch.

    As for changing results, it's hard to flat out change the results with either technology. Balls are the hardest, however, as they are virtually inpenetrable. It's not easy with computers either, provided you're common man. A programming wizard could change results without too much trouble, provided he had full access to all of it's workings. But as long as only honest joe-shomes know the password, I don't think anything will happen, anything we know of anyway.

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      Posted: July 31, 2007, 10:31 am - IP Logged

      Ball Drop for sure.  Some lottery corporations will never do computerized draws as their marketing/PR departments know that players will not play if its computerized.  It's all about transparency.  When these states/provinces go computerized their is the preception that the computer some how manipulates.  No matter how much animation, razzle-dazzle, or thought is put into it.  Here in Ontario, the OLG to my knowledge asked players if they would stop buying tickets if they were to ever go computer.  Nearly 50 percent said they would stop playing.  When it hinges into profits like that,  why would you go to computerized drawings.  Every now and then, a specialty game is introduced for a one time deal in which a computer may be used to select the winning entry. 

      "Together We're Making Good Things Happen,  Ontario's Lotteries...WE ALL WIN"