Understand gambling

Gambling is meant to be fun but any form of gambling can become harmful. Find out what the real odds of winning are, how pokies work and watch some real life stories of people affected by gambling. 

Pokie machines are designed to make money. They do that by getting you to stay at them for as long as possible. But, each spin will have as much chance of winning as the last one, so it doesn't matter if you have a system, you can't beat or cheat a pokie machine.

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Using today's technology, it's possible to gamble almost anywhere, from the bedroom to the bathroom - even outdoors. Here are some of the traps to watch out for and some tips to keep yourself safe.

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Step inside a casino and the atmosphere tingles with excitement. It seems like you could make a fortune but the maths are not in your favour. Find out how casinos really work, plus tips to play it safe.

Find out how casinos really work, plus tips to play it safe

You might be hoping that a big win could make a difference for you and your family but your chances of winning while gambling are a lot lower than you might think. Getting to know your odds of winning can really put your chances into perspective.

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"Free-to-play" games, apps and websites offering simulated gambling can be entertaining. But despite their name they could still cost you time and money.

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