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Gambling Myths

Good luck charms, "hot" machines, lucky numbers - it seems like for as long as people have been gambling, there have been myths to go along with it. That's why we're here to help debunk the popular misconceptions and help people understand how gambling really works. Learn about the myths and facts of gambling here.

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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