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would MUSL eventually computerize powerball like they did hot lotto?

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would MUSL eventually computerize powerball like they did hot lotto?

yes i think so [ 10 ]  [40.00%]
no i don't think so [ 7 ]  [28.00%]
not sure [ 8 ]  [32.00%]
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Posted: August 12, 2007, 8:45 am - IP Logged

would MUSL eventually computerize powerball like they did hot lotto?

 

what are your thoughts?

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    Posted: August 12, 2007, 9:05 am - IP Logged

    MUSL's director has made positive statements about computerized drawings in the past.  I think he would like to switch to computerized drawings, but I'm not sure if he will get his wish.

    Changing Powerball to computerized drawings would be devastating, not just for the game, but for the industry.  Powerball is a standard-bearer for lottery games, and if Powerball switched, many states would surely convert.

    It would also create a situation where real drawings would not be available for any game in several states.

    The lottery is much more than numbers based on radioactive decay.  I wish these people would realize that.

     

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      Posted: August 12, 2007, 10:07 am - IP Logged

      If they went computerized, it could open the door for a legal challenge.  The legal challenge would be proving that computer code is not random and is easily manipulated. If the court rules in favor of the challenge to the validity of RNG, precedent would be set, all RNG would be invalid.  Because PowerBall is multi-state it would be federal and would be very healthy for the industry to bring some light on the operations and money trails of the lotteries. 

      I can see it now, bringing in the programmers as witnesses to explain how they wrote the code, and then bringing in a set of balls with ball machine to cross examine.  Which would you trust to be more random? Programmers or a set of balls.  Hmmmmm......

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        Posted: August 12, 2007, 10:34 am - IP Logged

        would MUSL eventually computerize powerball like they did hot lotto?

         

        what are your thoughts?

        Too bad one of the options was not

          "I Hope Not"

        as that would be my answer.

        Not that any state legislator of Lottery Official gives a rat's a** what old Auntie Pat thinks, but Hollywood and Bill Gates have spent billions instructing us that. .

        A. Computers do only what the operators tell then to do (with the exception of Hal in Space Odyssey)

        B. Computers are OUR servants

        C. Computes have 100% integrity--their programmers and data entry specialists (i.e. read Lottery Commissions)--not so much.

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          Posted: August 12, 2007, 12:47 pm - IP Logged

          would MUSL eventually computerize powerball like they did hot lotto?

           

          what are your thoughts?

          I say "yes".

          Vendors will promote: ease of use, low maintenance, and cost savings (more money for salaries)

          Not enough people will promote: "I refuse to play" to convince them otherwise.

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            Posted: August 12, 2007, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

            I say "yes".

            Vendors will promote: ease of use, low maintenance, and cost savings (more money for salaries)

            Not enough people will promote: "I refuse to play" to convince them otherwise.

            I agree, I've written about this several times, how lottery directors are easily swayed by these claims of decreased costs.  I've also written about how it's really B.S.  There is cost, and there is profit.  Who cares about cost, when profit suffers?

             

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              Posted: August 12, 2007, 5:28 pm - IP Logged

              The lottery doesn't exist for us, the players. The lottery exists to make money (as any business). But the lottery doesn't have to jump through hoops or anything of the sort to develop a relationship with its customers, it just has to offer the game.

              Lets' face it, sales are astronomical when jackpots are over $100,000,000, as compared to the jackpot starting points, and there's a frenzy. It wouldn't' be surprising to find out  that for those drawings the average player couldn't  tell you if the game they are playing has a computerized drawing or not. 

              AND THE LOTTERIES KNOW THIS ALL TOO WELL.  

              Yuppie and Six Segma management can only see bottom lines, and to them that's all that matters.  

              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: August 13, 2007, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

                I sure hope not.

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                  Posted: August 14, 2007, 2:40 pm - IP Logged

                  My vote is no. I hope Powerball isn't computerized just like Hot Lotto did.

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                    Posted: August 29, 2007, 10:14 am - IP Logged

                    If they went computerized, I guarantee you I'd never play again.

                    That would save me some money right there. 

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                      Posted: August 29, 2007, 12:27 pm - IP Logged

                      I would not play if it went to RNG