New Zealand Pokies & Gambling

Myths About Gambling

How far "off-track" is your gambling?
What are your myths around gaming machines?
Is your gambling in control?

Some gamblers believe it is possible to change the way a machine will play. They believe the following myths that if:

  • You hold the button down longer;
  • You push the button repeatedly; or:
  • You vary the speed at which the game is played (ie., credit lines).
  • That you can 'confuse and trick' the machine and force it to pay.

Some gamblers believe in the myth that a machine will "overheat" and get "stuck in a rut" and that it is malfunctioning and only they "know that" but no-one else is listening.

How many myths do you have about gaming machines? Test yourself on the shortened version of the Woodlands Trust Faulty Logic Test for Gaming Machine Gamblers.

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