Facebook’s LottoRace – Run Don’t Walk Away
Reading through the list of comments in response to LottoRace’s Facebook game was hilarious. LottoRace is a game application available through Facebook which is sort of like bingo. Players compete against each other in a race to get the correct numbers winning virtual chips and tournaments. Let’s go see.
Getting Your Head Around LottoRace on Facebook
More Worries about LottoRace
Keep reading below the ‘’Play Game” button and this app “may post on your behalf, including your high scores, achievements you earned and more”. Full stop! Now, not only do they have my personal information but they are going to add things to my Facebook page whenever they want.
LottoRace is Virtual
This is a game that uses virtual chips! There is no money to pay in but then there is no money to win. It appears players can ‘gift’ chips to other people and reading through some of the posts, people are kind enough to share chips so others can continue to play. Gamers win gold trophies and things like a glass slipper. But folks – it is all virtual!
It appears the biggest complaints is that some people found a way to make money on their virtual chips. Instead of gifting them to people, they have been selling them. I do give a little credit to the ingenuity of figuring that one out! But the complaints don’t stop there. Some people complain that their ‘gifts’ of chips are deducted but don’t arrive to the person intended. Others claim that they were advised at LottoRace that they were supposed to get a bonus and then it didn’t happen. Even though this company from the Isle of Man has had this app up and running for a number of years, they still can’t seem to get the bugs out. Plus people seemed to be taking it all so seriously – hey it’s virtual.
And More Complaints at LottoRace
I finally figured out why they are taking it seriously. It appears you can buy chips though it sounds like a lot of people didn’t receive what they bought. One person in particular used their mobile phone to purchase chips and had problems. I was a little surprised at the number of complaints then again, we’re talking Facebook where everyone can have their say. There are a few people that have posted how much they love the game but then I started to wonder if they did themselves or LottoRace do it for them.
Don’t Pay to Play at LottoRace
If a gamer (note I did not use player) wants to spend some time in a casino like atmosphere and can restrain themselves to stop when they run out of chips and not buy more, this could be a fun way to waste an hour or two.
Who Can Play LottoRace
The rules and regulations gave me quite a chuckle. To be eligible for prizes on LottoRace gamers have to be at least 18 years old and successfully answer a skill testing question without assistance or mechanical or electronic aid. Give me a break. Multiple 25 times 4, add 10,824, divide by 3 and subtract 112. I felt like I was back in school for a moment there.
The Bottom Line at LottoRace
The social side of LottoRace might be interesting but not at the cost of sharing my private details and access to my Facebook page. I just couldn’t get past that point. I have played a variety of game apps, my personal favorite being Jeopardy when it was around. But I didn’t have to share my personal details and I certainly didn’t allow them to post anything on my page.
Free – I think
This game app gets a very big thumbs down. Definitely an app to not simply walk way from – run!