Several states have started to allow their citizens to play lottery online, and more are expected to follow suit in the future. While it may not be as convenient as ordering a pepperoni pizza, this shift could be a boon for lottery retailers and other retail establishments that sell state-approved products. However, there are some drawbacks to this change that have some experts concerned.
The first is that it will be harder for the lottery to keep track of players’ locations. Most online lotteries require a player’s geolocation to verify that they are inside the state borders before they will allow them to purchase tickets. Some states have also asked the Justice Department for a legal opinion on whether these sales are a violation of the Wire Act, which prohibits lotteries from selling tickets across state lines.
Another concern is that the lottery will have to spend more money storing, updating, and securing their websites. The site must also be able to process payments securely. The best way to do this is to use a secure SSL connection. This will ensure that your credit card details are safe from hackers.
Finally, some users are worried that the new technology will take away from the human element of the game. While this is a valid point, the lottery industry has a number of tools that it can use to make the experience more personal. For example, it can offer free scratch-off tickets to its customers as a form of customer appreciation.