Common gaming machine myths dispelled
These common myths are not true:
- Touching the buttons a certain way will influence when a machine pays out.
- Gaming machines pay out at particular times of the day.
- Concentrating or positive thinking helps you win.
- Losing makes you more likely to win next time.
- 'Lucky' items like a special shirt will make you win.
- Your 'favourite' machine will increase your chance of winning.
If patrons or other staff appear to hold any unrealistic beliefs, such as those listed above, it may indicate a gambling-related problem. Follow the problem gambling policies and procedures of your venue to respond to the situation appropriately. Ask your Customer Liaison Officer (CLO) or approved manager if you are unsure.
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