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How Gambling Works

Ever wonder how the games you play really work? What about the odds of winning and losing? It’s smart to learn as much as possible about each game. The more you know, the better decisions you’ll make and the more fun you’ll have.

Gambling Myths

One of the best ways to make informed decisions when you play is to know a myth from a fact.

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Odds & Randomness

Don’t just guess the odds of each game — know the facts.

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Skill-Based & Chance-Based Games

All games have an element of chance. Can skill and knowledge also play a role?

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Probability

Probability and odds are related ways of describing a player's chances of a winning outcome.

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GameSense Tips

Play for fun, not to make money.

Know how the game works and what the odds are before playing.

Set a budget and stick to it.

Don't chase losses. Accept them as the cost of entertainment.

Balance gambling with other types of leisure activities.

Take frequent breaks.

Set a time limit before you play.

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Publications Library

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    How the Games Work - Pai Gow Tiles

    Pai Gow Tiles is a game of Chinese Dominoes played with thirty-two dominoes, dealt by t...

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    How the Games Work - Texas Hold ’em Bonus Poker

    To win at Texas Hold ’em Bonus, you must be the player with the best five-card poker ha...

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    How the Games Work - Texas Hold ’em, Omaha & Seven Card Stud

    Learn the differences of the variant games of Poker, including Texas Hold ’em, Omaha an...

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    How the Games Work - Roulette

    The roulette wheel consists of numbers 1-36, alternately coloured red and black, plus 0...

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    Want to make Sense of it all?

    The more you know, the better equipped you are to keep it fun.
     

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    How the Games Work - Slot Machines

    Slot machines operate randomly. This is due to a Random Number Generator (RNG) inside e...