July 08, 2019

Where's Ontario Lottery's secret study, showing gamblers want worse odds?

David MenziesMission Specialist

The Interprovincial Lottery Corporation and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation are doubling down on the silent treatment.

More than a month after our initial inquiries and despite promises to the contrary, these overseers still won’t provide us with a copy of a study which allegedly claims that Lotto Max players actually WANTED the game’s odds to worsen by approximately 5 million to one for the top prize.

But why the secrecy from government gambling monopolies that are supposed to be open and transparent?

Or perhaps the question is this: does this study even exist?

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commented 2019-07-10 02:51:19 -0400
I don’t think anybody that plays the Lotto-max can be accused of being good at probabilities.
commented 2019-07-10 00:43:11 -0400
Good to know.
commented 2019-07-08 21:42:59 -0400
As I’ve said before, the silence of the guilty speaks volumes.
commented 2019-07-08 19:33:41 -0400
No study like that can exist. Those who make a living through professional gambling are just like investors in the stock market, they do not risk for a big payout on long odds. They make their living on short odds. These people practice practical probability, real life math. But bureaucrats don’t understand the word practical.