Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: Complete our 2-minute survey and tell us what information you need to help your business during COVID-19. Find assistance and support for coronavirus affected businesses and industries.

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.

Also consider...


General enquiries 13 QGOV (13 74 68)

  • Licence and permit enquiries

  • Gaming compliance enquiries

  • Liquor compliance enquiries

  • Media enquiries (07) 3738 8556