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Posted: October 12, 2004, 1:34 am - IP Logged

CNN Money has an interesting article on the online gaming industry:

http://money.cnn.com/2004/10/11/technology/komando/lottery/index.htm

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    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.

     

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      Posted: October 12, 2004, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

      Thanks for the insight Todd. With all the other lottery scams you hear about, like those originating in Canada used to milk mainly old people of their life savings, I can see people being wary of online lotteries or those based in foreign countries. It's great you have had a different and more positive experience.

      But anyway, I think it's a shame the USA can't match El Gordo at least prize-wise.

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        Posted: October 17, 2004, 6:08 pm - IP Logged

        can anyone tell me a few things about betslips or any experiences they've had with it.............

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          Posted: October 31, 2004, 11:15 am - IP Logged

          Yes, I've had great experiences with them.  Every time I win a prize it is instantly credited to my account, and I can either use it towards a future purchase, or I can request a check.

          It is also extremely easy to place an order.

           

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            Posted: November 16, 2004, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

            I agree Todd, the author does not have a clue!

             






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              Posted: November 27, 2004, 4:58 pm - IP Logged

              I've tried betslips - I love them , they are great! I also play El Gordo and I've won some cash!

              You gotta be careful which online lottery service you select! There are alot of 'em that don't actually buy the tickets!

              Good luck!

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                Posted: December 17, 2004, 4:19 am - IP Logged

                Hey Todd, thanks for the link to El Gordo. I just placed my order with them.

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                  Posted: December 17, 2004, 10:03 am - IP Logged

                  Your welcome!  I got mine about two weeks ago.  El Gordo sales are only open for another 2 days.

                   

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                    Posted: December 18, 2004, 2:11 am - IP Logged

                    The drawing is on the 22nd. I didn't know that the sales ended sooner. The tickets were pretty expensive but that jackpot is beautiful and if I'm not mistaken you actually have a better chance of winning something on it.