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Posted: April 11, 2015, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

i was at a car dealer getting service.... they had free wifi... i tried to log onto lotterypost... it wouldnt let me .... said something about  gambling site.... i was sorta sad since i wanted to log on to read the blogs to see what folks mad at Obama for that day.....  funny thing is  i tried to log onto ga lottery website, and it let me..also it let me log onto Steve Players website.   was strange that lottery post was blocked but the other sites werent........anybody else had issues logging onto lp from public wifi connections   ie... starbucks, mcdonalds ?????

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    i was at a car dealer getting service.... they had free wifi... i tried to log onto lotterypost... it wouldnt let me .... said something about  gambling site.... i was sorta sad since i wanted to log on to read the blogs to see what folks mad at Obama for that day.....  funny thing is  i tried to log onto ga lottery website, and it let me..also it let me log onto Steve Players website.   was strange that lottery post was blocked but the other sites werent........anybody else had issues logging onto lp from public wifi connections   ie... starbucks, mcdonalds ?????

    I cannot log onto Lottery Post at my local public library, b/c the Public Library blocks what it considers to be gambling sites. I even submitted the LP site through their complaint system, for reconsideration, but they still said NO.

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      Posted: April 11, 2015, 5:25 pm - IP Logged

      I cannot log onto Lottery Post at my local public library, b/c the Public Library blocks what it considers to be gambling sites. I even submitted the LP site through their complaint system, for reconsideration, but they still said NO.

      Same thing with a Taco Bell out here in my neck of the woods- l usually do not care for fast food but l went there with my Ipad and it says "Free Wifi". You then have to go through the bit on " abiding by the rules" etc : No profanity,no searching porn etc- Hey, l will go along with that.

      So l tried Lottery-Post and was denied- " No gambling " it said.They want you to " Enjoy the experience " of being there, but you cannot look up the winning lottery numbers or anything related.Have not been back since- going on 6 months now.

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        Posted: April 11, 2015, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

        Install VPN and proxy on your phone / PC and avoid this in the future.

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          Posted: April 11, 2015, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

          I cannot log onto Lottery Post at my local public library, b/c the Public Library blocks what it considers to be gambling sites. I even submitted the LP site through their complaint system, for reconsideration, but they still said NO.

          Gambling is gambling. The lottery is gambling. This forum is dedicated to the lottery and has sub-forums on other "gaming." Seems pretty straightforward to me.
          Don't forget, public library Internet is accessible to all ages. Would be a travesty to have a minor browsing a lottery website and get hooked on the game! Green laugh

          If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
          If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

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            Posted: April 11, 2015, 8:11 pm - IP Logged

            it allows Steve Players site.... and  galottery website.... kinda strange to me

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              Posted: April 11, 2015, 8:26 pm - IP Logged

              Install VPN and proxy on your phone / PC and avoid this in the future.

              What is VPN and Proxy ???

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                Posted: April 11, 2015, 8:29 pm - IP Logged

                i tried to install a covert browser app

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                  Posted: April 11, 2015, 8:29 pm - IP Logged

                  it allows Steve Players site.... and  galottery website.... kinda strange to me

                  Perhaps Steve Player  is not classified  as a gambling website, for some reason.

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                    Posted: April 11, 2015, 8:37 pm - IP Logged

                    i was at a car dealer getting service.... they had free wifi... i tried to log onto lotterypost... it wouldnt let me .... said something about  gambling site.... i was sorta sad since i wanted to log on to read the blogs to see what folks mad at Obama for that day.....  funny thing is  i tried to log onto ga lottery website, and it let me..also it let me log onto Steve Players website.   was strange that lottery post was blocked but the other sites werent........anybody else had issues logging onto lp from public wifi connections   ie... starbucks, mcdonalds ?????

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                      Posted: April 11, 2015, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

                      i was at a car dealer getting service.... they had free wifi... i tried to log onto lotterypost... it wouldnt let me .... said something about  gambling site.... i was sorta sad since i wanted to log on to read the blogs to see what folks mad at Obama for that day.....  funny thing is  i tried to log onto ga lottery website, and it let me..also it let me log onto Steve Players website.   was strange that lottery post was blocked but the other sites werent........anybody else had issues logging onto lp from public wifi connections   ie... starbucks, mcdonalds ?????

                      Yes. I have this problem at a lot of free WiFi places. I was getting my car serviced and was blocked there (can't remember if it was at the dealership or Pep Boys). Libraries I can understand, but some of the other places I've been blocked are quite surprising. I guess because I don't consider this a gambling site since as far as I know, I can't actually gamble here. I would have thought it would be considered an information gathering site than a gambling one.

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                        Posted: April 11, 2015, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

                        I cannot log onto Lottery Post at my local public library, b/c the Public Library blocks what it considers to be gambling sites. I even submitted the LP site through their complaint system, for reconsideration, but they still said NO.

                        The weird thing is that I can log onto the SC state lottery website, from the local public library.

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                          Posted: April 11, 2015, 9:20 pm - IP Logged

                          The weird thing is that I can log onto the SC state lottery website, from the local public library.

                          Usually blacklists are specific sites, not necessarily keywords. State lottery website is technically a state agency website, so it doesn't surprise me that is not blocked.

                          If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
                          If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

                          2017: 0% (0 tickets)
                          P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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                            Posted: April 11, 2015, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

                            Gambling is gambling. The lottery is gambling. This forum is dedicated to the lottery and has sub-forums on other "gaming." Seems pretty straightforward to me.
                            Don't forget, public library Internet is accessible to all ages. Would be a travesty to have a minor browsing a lottery website and get hooked on the game! Green laugh

                            Agreed..

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                              Posted: April 11, 2015, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

                              i was at a car dealer getting service.... they had free wifi... i tried to log onto lotterypost... it wouldnt let me .... said something about  gambling site.... i was sorta sad since i wanted to log on to read the blogs to see what folks mad at Obama for that day.....  funny thing is  i tried to log onto ga lottery website, and it let me..also it let me log onto Steve Players website.   was strange that lottery post was blocked but the other sites werent........anybody else had issues logging onto lp from public wifi connections   ie... starbucks, mcdonalds ?????

                              A lot of companies have access policies that restrict where you can go while using there internet source. Myself i have seen it as well out in the oilfield.

                              I put end to issue without having to use a vpn and proxy. i have hotspot internet thru my personal phone so i have internet anywhere. Maybe you should concider the same thing. I can use mine for any device i have including my PS3, PC etc.

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