Fair e-Lotteries and e-Casinos

  • Eyal Kushilevitz
  • Tal Rabin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2020)

Abstract

In this paper we provide protocols for fair lottery and casino games.These fair protocols enable to remove the trust from the casino/lottery without resorting to another trusted third party, by allowing the user playing the game to participate in the generation of the specific run of the game. Furthermore, the user is able to verify the correctness of the execution of the game at the end of the run. On-line lotteries and on-line casinos have different properties and we address the needs of the two different types of games.

Keywords

e-lotteries e-casinos delaying functions fair lotteries publicly verifiable lotteries 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eyal Kushilevitz
    • 1
  • Tal Rabin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.IBM T.J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA

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