|Posted: October 12, 2004, 9:08 am - IP Logged|
Yeah, the same article appeared in USA Today last week. The author obviously has no experience with betslips -- especially lumping them in with a "risky" site like buybetslips.com -- but at least she set the record straight on that scam site Lottery Universe.
Lottery officials, like the one quoted in the article, have a duty to say "don't do it", because that's the politically correct thing to say. The fact remains however, that betslips has been around for so long because they are an excellent company with a spotless track record. It's really too bad they never get a fair shake in the media.
And then when the author gets into the foreign lottery thing at the end, she completely misleads. She says it's illegal to send foreign lottery tickets through the mail, so avoid playing foreign lotteries altogether. But they don't mail you lottery tickets, so what the heck is she talking about??
For example, if you play El Gordo at www.betslips.com, they don't mail you the ticket, they hold it for you in Spain. After the drawing, you can either use your winnings toward playing future games (ANY betslips.com games), or you can get your money by check or PayPal.
This last July I won a decent prize on betslips.com, and it funded my "lottery habit" for quite some time.
The scare tactics in those articles are appalling.