Fun is the name of the game. It’s the business we are in. And despite the competition we’ve had to face down through the years, we have survived and thrived. That’s right, the dozens of indoor entertainment options that have been added over the decades – from radio and TV, to Nintendo and PlayStation, to the internet – really can’t touch what the amusement industry provides. That’s because few things can match the excitement of a good amusement ride. It’s why people still flock to fairs and theme parks, and it is why we keep improvising, innovating and building the biggest and best rides we can. And it’s why we turn to Amusement Today for ideas and information on current trends in the industry.
Yes, the amusement industry is something truly special. Part of what makes the industry so special is the fact that it’s something that not everyone can do every day. Let’s face it; the fair comes only once a year, and theme parks are not around every corner. So the other forms of entertainment plod away at trying to pick up business from folks who can’t find the real run that we give them. They’ve followed our lead in trying to provide the rush, with options like iMax and 3D movies and action-packed video games. There are even outdoor activities like surfing, skiing or riding a zip-line. Plenty invigorating, for sure. But they really can’t match the high-speed dive, curl or splash we provide. But they’re trying, oh yes they are. Take the simple game of lottery, for instance. Now winning that baby could give you a heart-grabbing rush. But we all know that your chances of knocking down the milk bottles for a big teddy bear are much better than winning the lottery. Many folks, however, have a different outlook.
The rush of beating the odds
Millions of people every day take on that huge challenge of beating outlandish odds. But playing the lottery is more these days than the simple matter of buying a couple of tickets at the local convenience store and crossing your fingers. That’s because of the internet. Online access has opened up a world of lottery games to the public, and the public has responded by making the lottery exponentially more popular. The internet has also helped create a now, bold segment of lottery players. These are the high-volume lottery players who have devised all sorts of strategies to manage their money, parlay their wins and taper their losses. This type of player uses the internet to the advantage of a fast-paced, high-strung game. Each player has a favorite website for getting the information needed to play with this style. He can go to this website for all sorts of information on games ranging from the EuroJackpot to the Mega Millions lotto. At these websites, players can learn the rules of a specific game, get information on how to play online, take advantage of all sorts of payment/withdrawal options and receive tips, guides and strategies on playing.
Naturally there are certain regulations players must adhere according to where they live and how the laws work in the states or nations that sponsor the lottery. For instance a player in Illinois is allowed to play the Mega Millions lotto online, while a person in North Carolina is required to purchase a ticket at a retailer. And people in certain places in the U.S. can play the Mega Millions lotto, but not a lottery in another country. These are confusing sets of laws that these lottery-hub websites can help players negotiate. Laws aside, these websites show the extent to which the internet world tries to give people a hi-tech version of the excitement we all know comes only from our own amusement rides.