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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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    Gambling with GameSense

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    How the Games Work - Blackjack

    Also known as 21, Blackjack is a popular casino card game in which players compare thei...

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    How the Games Work - Ultimate Texas Hold ‘em Poker

    In Ultimate Texas Hold ‘em, players do not compete against each other. Instead, they ar...

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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 - Four Card Poker

    In Four Card Poker, you receive five cards to make your best four-card hand. There are ...

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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...