Betting versus buying lottery tickets seems to be an ongoing discussion. Lotteries.com is yet another site that offers players the chance to bet on international lotteries. This can be done through single tickets purchase or participation in one of their syndicates. Players win the face value of what is officially published by the international lottery. So how do they do it?
Games at Lotteries.com
Players can bet on 18 of the largest international lotteries ranging from the US Powerball and Mega Millions through EuroJackpot and Australian Oz Lotto. Play can either be through single tickets or within syndicates. First time purchasers get a 100% credit back to play with on their first tickets.
Each of Lotteries.com’s syndicates has a different ticket to share ratios. There are syndicates available for each of the lotteries advertised.
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Lotteries.com offers a chance to win a one year subscription to playing EuroMillions and two VIP tickets for a Premier League Rangers Football Club game at Ibrox Stadium. Simply like Lotteries.com on Facebook and complete the form online. The only downside is click on the “rules” and it defaults to an “unknown error” page.
Getting Your Winnings
Your winnings at Lotteries.com will be credited to your account and then can be withdrawn by the same credit card you put your deposit by with a minimum withdrawal amount of £10. They say on their home page that there is no commission or fees charged.
Who Can Play?
People who are resident in Afghanistan, American Samoa, Canada, China, Congo, Georgia, Guam, Guinea-Bissau, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Northern Mariana Islands, Nigeria, Palau, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Somalia, Switzerland, United States of America and the Virgin Islands (US) can’t play here. You don’t actually have to check this list as Lotteries.com automatically shuts you out to play. Okay – even if you are not a resident of any of these, but are visiting that country, you can’t get into your account. Make sure you make any decisions before travelling!
Talking to Lotteries.com
Lotteries.com is owned by International Multi-Media Entertainments Limited out of the Isle of Man. They are licensed by the UK Gambling Supervision Commission. There is a snail mail and email address, a heap of toll free numbers for specific countries (besides the general number located in The Netherlands) plus Skype, Facebook and online chat. If you want to talk to someone there for real, they are only available regular business hours (Netherlands’ time). You can also download their App to your smart phone.
Lotteries.com and the Bottom Line
Ultimately, my main concern when it comes to betting on versus buying tickets through an online line provider comes down to where they get the winnings. What lotteries.com says is they actually do buy the actual tickets to ‘guarantee payouts for winnings”. Okay, they go further and say in this way they contribute to “various good causes in host nations”. Give me a break. So how come they run this as a betting site versus simply buying tickets for people?
No Commission or Fees on Winning
18 International Lotteries
Registered, Licensed Provider
Checking the List to See If You Can Play Here
Betting versus Owning Tickets
Tickets to Shares Ratio in Syndicates
Though there is nothing really to suggest this site isn’t legit, I don’t like the fact they do buy tickets yet I am still betting on the numbers. I think I’ll stick to an online provider where I actually own my tickets.