Share

if your state switched would you play?

Avatar

would you still play if your state switched from balls to computerized draws?

Avatar

hearing that hot lotto went computerized is a sad day for the lottery world.hopefully a state like georgia or tennessee never does it.....

konane's avatar - wallace

In Georgia I believe there would be an outcry like you wouldn't believe.  Consumer reporters from TV stations would get mileage for weeks and force the issue for a change back to ball drop.  Nope, don't believe Georgia lottery players would be acceptant at all.

Avatar

i hope that tennessee players would have an outcry too.when they start computerizing multistate games like hot lotto its time to be concerned......

angelm's avatar - anne

We Kentuckians would be sure to put up a fight!

rwsmes's avatar - animaniacs04

Random Number Generators are the way to go.  Human error is reduced.  If you have ever put a coin in a slot machine you have experienced a RNG.

Avatar

My focus is the money.  What is the difference in odds of me winning with a computer and the odds of me winning with a machine?  I think they are the same.  I'm not a millionaire with the ball dropper. So I have no love for the ball dropper.  Would I win if they went to a computer?  The odds are in favor of "NO" I would not.  So I see no difference to my bottom line.

konane's avatar - wallace

Where's the human error of having ballsets replaced periodically, having an independent auditing firm oversee both pre-draw and post-draw tests in addition to the actual drawing, watching those carefully weighed balls being loaded with gloved hands rolling around in the hopper and the balls showing themselves as the jackpot draw???????  It's called proper oversight.

Whereas you have a machine that can be tweaked by a human which is hidden behind closed doors, drawing conducted without televised scrutiny being presented as the taaadaaaahhh "winning numbers."  Lots of smoke and mirrors.

Coin Toss's avatar - shape barbed.jpg

When Keno in Vegas went from actual balls to computerized RNG's people threatened not to play. Lasted about as long as it took to run three Keno games.

 Would I still play computerized lotto? Yes, but not as much. I'm just a recreational player (until I hit something, anyway!) but if it's all ever computrized, "A buck and draw and not anymore!"

(Nothing over a buck) 

fja's avatar - gnome1

no!

weshar75's avatar - Lottery-042.jpg

Powerball is the only game that Oregon has that is not computerized so when that turns to the darkside I will play the game only when it has a jackpot in excess of $200 million.  I will not be regular player any more and I will focus my money on my local casino.-weshar75

Litebets27's avatar - power

I voted, maybe. But I know I would continue because,  I'm addicted. LOL

litebets

rwsmes's avatar - animaniacs04

Where's the human error of having ballsets replaced periodically, having an independent auditing firm oversee both pre-draw and post-draw tests in addition to the actual drawing, watching those carefully weighed balls being loaded with gloved hands rolling around in the hopper and the balls showing themselves as the jackpot draw???????  It's called proper oversight.

Whereas you have a machine that can be tweaked by a human which is hidden behind closed doors, drawing conducted without televised scrutiny being presented as the taaadaaaahhh "winning numbers."  Lots of smoke and mirrors.

Have you learned to use an ATM yet?  Life moves on..............I think you might be surprised if you ever went to watch the draw with a RNG.  It is no where near as horrible behind closed doors as you picture it.  The auditors are there before and after the draw and they are certified just as your ping pong balls are.  The public can even watch if they would bother to take the time.  Ping Pong Balls are all for the show, not the results.  It is much easier to have a malfunction with a ball machine than with a RNG.  Welcome to the world.

rwsmes's avatar - animaniacs04

Powerball is the only game that Oregon has that is not computerized so when that turns to the darkside I will play the game only when it has a jackpot in excess of $200 million.  I will not be regular player any more and I will focus my money on my local casino.-weshar75

Your local casino uses RNG technology.............they just can't fit ping pong balls in the slots

konane's avatar - wallace

Where's the human error of having ballsets replaced periodically, having an independent auditing firm oversee both pre-draw and post-draw tests in addition to the actual drawing, watching those carefully weighed balls being loaded with gloved hands rolling around in the hopper and the balls showing themselves as the jackpot draw???????  It's called proper oversight.

Whereas you have a machine that can be tweaked by a human which is hidden behind closed doors, drawing conducted without televised scrutiny being presented as the taaadaaaahhh "winning numbers."  Lots of smoke and mirrors.

Have you learned to use an ATM yet?  Life moves on..............I think you might be surprised if you ever went to watch the draw with a RNG.  It is no where near as horrible behind closed doors as you picture it.  The auditors are there before and after the draw and they are certified just as your ping pong balls are.  The public can even watch if they would bother to take the time.  Ping Pong Balls are all for the show, not the results.  It is much easier to have a malfunction with a ball machine than with a RNG.  Welcome to the world.

Technology ...... I built my last 2 computers from motherboard up.  Technology ....... I use it evey day happily.  However, am not baffled by BS easily.

Just because I'm in the south (a red state) is not indicative that daylight has to be brought in by buckets or that toilet facilities have moon crecents carved in the door. 

Welcome Guest

Your last visit: Wed, Oct 28, 2020, 3:18 pm

Log In

Log InCancel

Forgot your username?

Forgot your password?