You may play the pokies for a quick flutter or even a longer session of gambling, but how much do you really know about these gaming machines and how they work?
Poker machines are designed to make a profit for the venues licensed to operate them. In NSW, those venues are hotels, registered clubs and the casino. While poker machines can also be a fun way to spend money, they are not designed to help people add to their income. While you may win money in the short term, in the long term it is virtually impossible to come out ahead.
Every week someone has a win with Lotto and Powerball, gets lucky in the lottery, or has winning numbers come up in the Pools or Keno. The odds of winning differ, depending on which game you play… and so do the prizes. Except for the Pools, the winning numbers and tickets are all drawn randomly. So there is no playing strategy that can increase your chances of winning.