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Posted: March 6, 2012, 11:01 am - IP Logged

Wouldn't it be cool, law permitting, to be able to play all your favorite online games from all states anytime?   Smash   Cheers

There comes to mind however, some immediate pro's and con's.

 

CON'S:

Retailers:  Convenience stores, gas stations, any lottery retailer concerned for their loss of sales/foot traffic.

Internet Security:  Being able to assure and guarantee to the public that all transactions are safe and secure from hackers.    Hit With Stick

 

PRO'S

Players: Amazing convenience and time saver.  Even in our PJ's, we can decide on a whim, what games and wagers from any state

              we wish to play. No driving, putting up with rude clerks or waiting in long lines for that record jackpot wager.    Hyper

 

States: Coupled with lottery retailers, would most likely see a surge in lottery sales almost immediately. A big relief in keeping their

             budgets in check. With the possibility of a small transaction fee for these online services, could also aid in boosting their profits.

 

 Would you be in favor of a nationwide online lottery system?    Eek

Do you think it would realistically come about despite all of our regulatory laws?    Roll Eyes

If this were to come about, would you be prone to spend more than you do now?     What?


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    Posted: March 6, 2012, 11:40 am - IP Logged

    I personally would be a huge fan of this. Aside from buying my scratchers, I get no great pleasure dragging my ass into stores several days a

    week, wasting my time and gas to simply get my tickets. After driving and waiting in line, it usually only takes a few seconds for the whole

    transaction. To me it's a no brainer. I understand though, that there are those who simply enjoy this whole old school process. That is why

    we still have a need for the physical lottery retailer locations. Having an online lottery system would not entice me to spend any more than

    my present budget allows for, it's just giving me a more enjoyable and convenient experience.    Thumbs Up     Banana

    Also forgot to mention, there are still many that do not have internet/computer access or ARE not computer literate. This again dictates

    the need for lottery retailers.

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      Posted: March 6, 2012, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

      Since I leave my house daily for one reason or another (work, groceries, work,) anyway, I usually stop during my trip to get my tickets, if I need them.  I like the online idea, but, I think that there will be more people that will spend more than they should because they won't have the "hassle" of actually going to a retailer.  I have not purchased tickets for a drawing because I just didn't feel like making the trip.

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        Posted: March 6, 2012, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

        I would do both, on-line and a visit to my favorite store.

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        For a lead role in a cage?

         

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          Posted: March 6, 2012, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

          That would be perfect for our quick draw game, new numbers every 4 minutes.

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            Posted: March 6, 2012, 6:04 pm - IP Logged

            Personally I wouldn't trust it at all.

            Along with the CONS brought up in the OP, some of those poker sites that operated offshore got slammed for the Feds not because of running gambling online but because of not paying winners.

            "Oh, we owe you $12,000? Come get it."

            Consider all the internet lottery scams already.

            Also, not taking cash out of your wallet but clicking a mouse or using a touch pad or phone is a real easy way to 'bury yoursel'f financially before you know it.

            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: March 6, 2012, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

              Personally I wouldn't trust it at all.

              Along with the CONS brought up in the OP, some of those poker sites that operated offshore got slammed for the Feds not because of running gambling online but because of not paying winners.

              "Oh, we owe you $12,000? Come get it."

              Consider all the internet lottery scams already.

              Also, not taking cash out of your wallet but clicking a mouse or using a touch pad or phone is a real easy way to 'bury yoursel'f financially before you know it.

              I agree with Coin Toss 100% 

               

              I think all lotteries available online can be disastrous. 

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                Posted: March 6, 2012, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

                I don't trust an online format.  However, I wish I didn't have to deal with a store clerk directly.  I'd prefer a self operated kiosk.  Maybe they are out there, but not in my area.

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                  Posted: March 6, 2012, 6:31 pm - IP Logged

                  I don't trust an online format.  However, I wish I didn't have to deal with a store clerk directly.  I'd prefer a self operated kiosk.  Maybe they are out there, but not in my area.

                  Same here! I prefer a self operated kiosk too. Much better. I hate dealing with the clerk(s) attitude and mean mugging. I'm 20 years old but I look like I'm 16 or something and they're always asking me for I.D. it's annoying. I have chin hair and a mustache lol. 

                   

                  Anyways, I think the cashier nearby my house has a personal kiosk but I'm not really sure. Might have to check it out. If there is one, I'll be very happy and content. I hate dealing with the clerks, they give bad auras to my possible winnings. tsk, tsk, tsk. No No

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                    Posted: March 6, 2012, 6:58 pm - IP Logged

                    I wouldn't mind having all lottery games available online.  New York already lets me subscribe to Mega Millions and Lotto, and I think they plan on adding Powerball to their online offerings sometime this year.  If I could also do Take 5 and Sweet Million online, that would save me the trouble of having to schlep to the store and play.

                    I don't think it would result in me spending more on lottery games, at least not on a regular basis.  I might run out and get an extra Quick Pick or two if the MM/PB jackpots are especially high, but my regular purchases wouldn't increase.


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                      Same here! I prefer a self operated kiosk too. Much better. I hate dealing with the clerk(s) attitude and mean mugging. I'm 20 years old but I look like I'm 16 or something and they're always asking me for I.D. it's annoying. I have chin hair and a mustache lol. 

                       

                      Anyways, I think the cashier nearby my house has a personal kiosk but I'm not really sure. Might have to check it out. If there is one, I'll be very happy and content. I hate dealing with the clerks, they give bad auras to my possible winnings. tsk, tsk, tsk. No No

                      My grocery store has a self-operated kiosk. The problem is that it only dispenses QP's. I've used a couple of times and works flawlessly, and doesn't

                      give me attitude even if I decided to kick it.    Big Grin

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                        Posted: March 6, 2012, 11:57 pm - IP Logged

                        Same here! I prefer a self operated kiosk too. Much better. I hate dealing with the clerk(s) attitude and mean mugging. I'm 20 years old but I look like I'm 16 or something and they're always asking me for I.D. it's annoying. I have chin hair and a mustache lol. 

                         

                        Anyways, I think the cashier nearby my house has a personal kiosk but I'm not really sure. Might have to check it out. If there is one, I'll be very happy and content. I hate dealing with the clerks, they give bad auras to my possible winnings. tsk, tsk, tsk. No No

                        The thing I don't like about the kiosks is that you can't cash in winners (except Take 5 Free Plays).  It'll tell you if you have a winner, but then you have to go to a clerk to get your money.  I understand why it does that -- the machines don't dispense cash -- but if I wanted to put my winnings toward more tickets, I can't do that.

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                          Every time something new comes out they predict the death of the previous version.  Instead we end up with both because each has features the other lacks.  Cell phones will replace land lines.  TV will replace radio.   

                          I've enjoyed playing lotto on line when I could and play off line just as well.  While I prefer holding actual lottery tickets in hand, I must say playing Pick-3/4 online is superior especially once they went to two draws per day.  What are we supposed to do, save gas or drive to the store twice a day, oh ya that's right we're supposed to buy a month's worth at a time and lose, ok I get it now. 

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                            Posted: March 7, 2012, 6:47 am - IP Logged

                            Here the online lottery is fee free and offers a small advantage with quick picks, as you can click yourself through those.
                            Our wins are tax free.

                            If you could play world wide, I would enjoy it. Finally I could choose the lottery that I like, and it won't be Powerball or some other super jackpot lottery.

                            As lotteries return 0.4 to 0.499 (math) to the players, I don't accept paying fees or taxes. If they make it harder and raise the ticket prices, then you will see me playing roulette in the casinos. That one ball lottery pays 35:1 (35+bet).
                            Guess the the first number right, with a 2 bet, you get 70, bet again 72, if the second number is right, you get 2520 + 72 bet.
                            Playing 1/37 can bring you 36*bet-tip. I don't believe that we have that in any lottery game.
                            In pick 3 if you play 500 for half of the number of the combinations, you get your money back, at roulette you nearly double it.
                            I would like to see more money returning to the lottery players, if that is possible. Gambling is a source of taxes.


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                              Posted: March 7, 2012, 11:32 am - IP Logged

                              Here the online lottery is fee free and offers a small advantage with quick picks, as you can click yourself through those.
                              Our wins are tax free.

                              If you could play world wide, I would enjoy it. Finally I could choose the lottery that I like, and it won't be Powerball or some other super jackpot lottery.

                              As lotteries return 0.4 to 0.499 (math) to the players, I don't accept paying fees or taxes. If they make it harder and raise the ticket prices, then you will see me playing roulette in the casinos. That one ball lottery pays 35:1 (35+bet).
                              Guess the the first number right, with a 2 bet, you get 70, bet again 72, if the second number is right, you get 2520 + 72 bet.
                              Playing 1/37 can bring you 36*bet-tip. I don't believe that we have that in any lottery game.
                              In pick 3 if you play 500 for half of the number of the combinations, you get your money back, at roulette you nearly double it.
                              I would like to see more money returning to the lottery players, if that is possible. Gambling is a source of taxes.

                              Wow, what a cool country Belgium must be. Thumbs Up