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Do new games cannibalize other games?

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justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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Posted: December 3, 2007, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

Nobody hit the Florida Lotto on Saturday and it rolled over, but only to $13 million.  I was thinking that perhaps some people decided to spend $20 on the latest Raffle game for the million dollar drawing.

When new games are introduced, do you think most people stick to a budget, or do they just spend more money to try the new ones? 

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    Posted: December 3, 2007, 8:49 pm - IP Logged

    Nobody hit the Florida Lotto on Saturday and it rolled over, but only to $13 million.  I was thinking that perhaps some people decided to spend $20 on the latest Raffle game for the million dollar drawing.

    When new games are introduced, do you think most people stick to a budget, or do they just spend more money to try the new ones? 

    That's great question should be a poll.

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      Posted: December 3, 2007, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

      Depending on the game, cannibalization can actually be quite severe. Take for example whenever a larger state joins a multi-state game. The in-state game almost always takes a severe decline in sales, in some cases prompting the state to replace it with a niche game.

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        JAP69's avatar - alas
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        Posted: December 3, 2007, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

        Nobody hit the Florida Lotto on Saturday and it rolled over, but only to $13 million.  I was thinking that perhaps some people decided to spend $20 on the latest Raffle game for the million dollar drawing.

        When new games are introduced, do you think most people stick to a budget, or do they just spend more money to try the new ones? 

        I think a great many lottery players are budget gamblers.

        They play the new game they will probably cut back on the other games.

        Unless you are a die hard pick  3 player. Big Grin 
        You would have to just about break my arm for me to spend more than $2.00 on powerball quick picks.LOL

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          Posted: December 4, 2007, 1:03 am - IP Logged

          New games indeed cannabalize other games - like what Wal Mart does to small businesses but oin a lotto sense.

          As for players, there's defintiely "Budget players" and those who are definitley not "budget players".

          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.

            ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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            Posted: December 4, 2007, 9:30 am - IP Logged

            I think it does happen, but it only lasts for a short time. New games are exciting for people to play, but I think after awhile, it goes back to how it was before or at least to an extent of what it was like before. I tend to be a budget player, but when a new game comes along, I like to try it out. I usually only play Powerball and Wild Card 2, but recently we got Hot Lotto and a Raffle game and I've added those to my "budget". Although, the raffle will only be for a limited time.

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              Posted: December 5, 2007, 12:19 am - IP Logged

              I think they do. Cool games for sure. I mean something exciting like raffle.

              If regular game was introduced, it would cannibalize older games for first few weeks/months I guess.

              /Derek

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                Posted: December 5, 2007, 2:05 am - IP Logged

                spend more to try the new ones........................

                Oogle  waiting patiently for my jackpot