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Online lotteries legal/ fair?

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Posted: April 24, 2004, 2:27 am - IP Logged

Hello everyone. I'm a pick 3 player from Boston. (In Massachusetts we have a pick 4 lottery drawn once a day, but u can play three first digits or three last digits-, so it's the same as having two separate pick 3 drawings, midday and night, like what some other states have). Well, like everyone, I try everyday to improve my strategies on winning on a daily basis. There is only so much that you can do as far as improving a set system that is used for every drawing (a system that doesn't rely on making changes). Like most gamblers know, consistency leads to bankruptcy, when it comes to trying to stay ahead of the lottery. Well, I realize that the only to win by using a set system, that has odds of winning 1 out of three, is if the prize amount is alot more than what our state lotteries pay. Most states, for example, pays $80-$85 for a 3 digit six-way boxed match. Well if I were betting $35.00 using my system that guarantees 1/3 chance of winning six-way boxed, than I would lose very easily. On top of that, I would have the 1/3 chance of losing automatically when the doubles (3-way) boxed hits. Favoring a fixed/ set system as i do (cause when you lose you know it was due to luck, not due to any decisions/ changes you've made), I want to try out one of those online lotteries. I noticed one called " Casino". They are an offshore/ private casino/ lottery. They claim that their 3 digit six-way boxed match pays out $150.00 based on a one dollar bet. Now, with the system I use, spending $35.00 a day that guarentees 1/3 chance of winning (on days doubles don't hit), if I win once, the winnings is enough to cover 2 losses + 1 loss when a double combo hits. Let me break it down: ie. I Spend $35.00> win $150.00> profit=$115.00>

When i lose three times, thats $105.00. Therefore my total gain is $10.00. Not much, but if this works out consistently, all you's have to do to make more is just bet more.

Well, I was wondering if anyone here has any experience with " Casino" or any other similar online places. I want to know if it's legal for US residents to play in the states. I also wanted to know if the online place can be trusted (fair drawings, no rigging/ programming number drawings).

Greatfully,

JASON

 

 

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    Posted: April 24, 2004, 2:44 am - IP Logged

    No pay to play online gambling is legal from the U.S. so you have zero protections if you choose to play anyway.  The only way the game could be fair would be if they use the results from an actual U.S. Pick-3 game.  If they use a computer draw it's totally bogus.  BobP

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      Posted: April 24, 2004, 4:04 am - IP Logged

      Sorry BobP, did u say that it's legal or illegal. I didn't understand clearly. Don't know if u mistyped. (happens all the time). Also, you mentioned zero protection. What do you mean by that? Protection of claiming a winning ticket? I would also like to know if you have ever tried one of those lotteries. Thanks.

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        Posted: April 24, 2004, 4:49 am - IP Logged

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        Strange - am having private discussion about with another LP member. Only negative post I've read about them was posted more than 3 years ago. Based in Costa Rica. But they've been in business for a while, and the lottery payout percentage appears to be 90.00%. BobP is right about protection, though - non-existent. Although they accept direct credit card deposits, you'd be better served by setting up a PayPal or similar account, since there is a proposal afoot to make direct deposits from US accounts illegal. Lottery games are limited to Pick 3 and Pick 4, you pick the state.

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          Posted: April 24, 2004, 5:01 am - IP Logged

          Thanks johnph77. Do you know if and when the proposal making direct deposits from us accounts should take affect?

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            Posted: April 24, 2004, 9:06 am - IP Logged

            I disagree.  PayPal offers less protection than using a credit card alone.  It is not illegal to use your credit card to make a deposit as you say.  Something that is not yet law (and may never be) has no bearing.  My 2 cents.

             

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              Posted: April 24, 2004, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

              Bill is "pending" or "in committee", probably meaning they haven't decided on the final language yet. Problem with it is it won't be targeted at the individual user, but the credit card companies who, according to the preliminary draft, would be "illegally" transferring funds outside the US in order that their customers can avoid paying federal taxes on any income and/or to enable their customers to engage in activities that would be classified as "illegal" if the activities themselves were conducted completely within the borders of the US. As Todd says, it may never make it out of committee.

              Blessed Saint Leibowitz, keep 'em dreamin' down there..... 

              Next week's convention for Psychics and Prognosticators has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

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