Do not let these myths about pokies fool you

Author: Mannie Warren | In category: Pokies

No matter what you are into, there are bound to be rumors, myths, and maybe even some flat out lies surrounding the activity. If you stick around long enough you will find out that the truth may be hard to come by. But eventually, you will figure out what is true and what isn’t.

When it comes to playing online pokies, or those in a brick and mortar casino, you are going to hear a lot of myths as well. Whether you believe these rumors can have a direct effect on how you play the game. If you have heard a lot of rumors, like most people have, it’s time you learned the truth about them. Below are the top four gambling myths and the truths behind them. But let's start with this week's news:

Myth 1: Those Who Play Online Pokies are More Prone to Addiction

Let’s face it, gambling addiction is a serious situation. Those who are afflicted with it almost always find that they can never play their favorite games again. Many people believe that online gambling leads to more addictions.

The truth is that there is no scientific or scholarly evidence supporting this claim. In fact, it might be said that the opposite is actually true.

When a person wagers, a record of that is kept by the operation’s database managers. Each time somebody logs in to play it is recorded. But at a land-based casino, a player can simply choose not to use their players’ club card; therefore, the casino will have no record that they were in the building.

Myth 2: You Have a Greater Chance of Being Struck By Lightning than Winning at the Casino

Most people have heard that you have a better chance of being struck by lightning than you do winning the lottery. For almost 10 years now this has been proven untrue. 1136 people won over $1 million in 2014 alone. In addition, 4520 people one over $100,000 simply by playing the lottery. But only 91 people were killed by lightning strikes.

The odds of winning at the pokies have absolutely nothing to do with any other odds. Most people believe that this is a matter of being at the right place at the right time and for the most part this is true.

Myth 3: Money Won at the Pokies Won’t Make You Happy

They say that money doesn’t buy happiness. There has been a long time question about just who “they” are. These people have obviously never won a jackpot! All anyone needs to do is simply look around at the people within their own city. They will see that those who have money, or at least are comfortable, are less stressed out, have a better quality of life and look at the world in a more optimistic way.

The truth of the matter is that when you no longer have to worry about putting food on the table, clothes on your children’s back or paying the light bill, you are definitely going to be happier. It doesn’t really matter where the money comes from either. If you win it at pokies, other games or if you simply work hard all of your life to obtain the money, you are definitely going to enjoy a better lifestyle.

Myth 4: Pokies Run Hot and Cold so Winning is a Matter of Timing

Perhaps the biggest myth about the online pokies is the fact that the games run hot and cold. While it’s true that winning is a matter of timing, the games are set so that the jackpot can be won at any time. Even if you are going through a phase where nothing seems to be paying out, the jackpot can hit, thus changing your life completely.

Although the games do not normally run hot or cold, there is a little bit of truth to the timing aspect of this myth. Whether or not you win the jackpot or any other substantial amount depends completely on when you click the button. Keep in mind that many of the games that you play online are connected to others, meaning other people are playing at the same time you are. Click the button at the exact nanosecond that you need to win and you could become a millionaire.

All in all, those who ignore the rumors do themselves a big favor. Those who live by them could find that their game is hindered by their own thinking. The bottom line is to not listen to everything that you hear, enjoy the games for what they are and play as often as you like.