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Should I combine Illinois and Iowa?

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Should the Illinois and Iowa Pick 3 predictions be combined into one multi-state Pick 3 game?

Yes [ 12 ]  [60.00%]
No [ 8 ]  [40.00%]
Total Valid Votes [ 20 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 1 ]  
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Posted: August 5, 2004, 3:15 pm - IP Logged

Iowa and Illinois each have their own Pick 3 games, but they use one set of draw results for both games.

Right now, you can post Pick 3 predictions for Iowa, and you can create different Pick 3 predictions for Illinois.  If I were to combine both games into one multi-state game in the system, you would post one set of predictions that would cover both states.

If you vote:


  • Yes - I will create a new multi-state Illinois/Iowa Pick 3 game, and eliminate the two independent games that are currently there.  You will not be able to post different numbers for each state, but if you post "All States" one set of predictions will cover both states.  If you have a winner, you will get credit for one win, not two (one win for each state).  Creating the new game will also eliminate the predictions history for both Pick 3 games.

  • No - I will keep things the way they are right now.  You can post different picks for Iowa and Illinois, although the picks for both states are compared against a single set of winning numbers.

If you have any questions, be sure to post your questions before you vote!  (Don't vote until you're 100% sure.)

If there is overwhelming support for a change, then I'll change it.  Otherwise, I will keep it the same.

 

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    Posted: August 5, 2004, 3:33 pm - IP Logged

    oh s*** i voted yed, but i diregarded the last part about don't post unless sure, i don't even live in neither states....crap

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      Posted: August 5, 2004, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

      Todd,

      It's six of one, half a dozen of the other re: stats.  (You're betting twice as much to win or lose twice as much.  Even if you post 10 different sets of numbers for each state, when you do win, you've posted 19 losers as well.  If you posted the same number 20 times, you'd have a big win once in awhile, but almost all of the time you would have posted 20 losers.)  How do you do the tri-state (NH, VT, ME) now?  My suggestion would be to treat the IL/IA conundrum the same way.

      I'm not voting because I don't really care either way.  Just wanted to put in my two cents worth.

      Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).



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        Posted: August 5, 2004, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

        An 18-, 19-, or 20-year-old living in Iowa cannot buy tickets in their state, but they CAN in Illinois.

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          Posted: August 5, 2004, 10:48 pm - IP Logged

           

                  Iowa uses the results from the Illinois

            Lottery.................So just post the   

            one set of picks.

              BigDog..................I live in Iowa

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            Posted: August 5, 2004, 10:54 pm - IP Logged

            oh i didn't know that, then yeah i suggest my vote was put to good use, go ahead and combine the 2....thats kinda strange that they do it that way...change back though when they decide to do things seperatly

            Ben..Ben..Ben...If U wanna see those Benjamins it is imperative U play smart

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              Posted: August 6, 2004, 8:07 am - IP Logged

              Right on Ben....I always thought it was weird too, using another state's draws for your state's picks.  But in the old days it was more common...for instance, long ago GA used IL numbers for their state too.

              Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).