Aussie Pokies – The Major Myths
There are a number of myths associated with Aussie pokies. Here we dispel any doubts and explain the major myth that most Aussie pokie players fail to overcome.
If an Aussie Pokie hasn’t paid out in a while, are my odds on winning better?
Common sense would lead one to think that if an Aussie pokie hadn’t paid out for a while, then it was due a payout. However, this is simply not the case for most Aussie Pokies.
To put it simply, every spin you have on an Aussier pokie, whether it be in your local casino, or in an online casino, has an equal chance of winning. This is due to the Random Number Generator (RNG) behind each and every Aussie pokie. Just like the lottery, you could win 5 weeks in a row, or you could never get the winning numbers. By winning once, you don’t rule out the chance of winning again.
Therefore, every spin on an Aussie Pokie has exactly the same odds of winning as the spin before, or the next spin.
This may come as a major surprise to most Aussie Pokie players, and as a concept most players really struggle to accept this as a fact.
Once you overcome the myth that a loosing Aussie Pokie machine will eventually become a winning machine (or vice versa, that a winning machine will eventually become a loosing one) you will come to the realization that chance, and not skill, is the major factor behind each and every win. This in turn will add to your enjoyment of playing your favourite Aussie Pokie.
In my years of playing Aussie Pokies, I have come across machines that have gone on loosing streaks for days and have continued to carry on loosing. I’ve also seen machines that have paid out and continue to pay out for days, proving that the myth is purely that – just a myth!
Our advice for playing Aussie pokie machines is to find a couple of machines that you enjoy playing; because of the theme, the graphics, the possible prize money, the bonus levels, or the amount of paylines on offer, or for whatever reason you decide pick them out as your favourites. Learn to play these games and learn how to get the most out of the bonus features if they have them. Switch machines to maximize your enjoyment if you want to but remember the two fundamental rules of gambling.
ALWAYS GAMBLE WITHIN YOUR LIMITS – never gamble with money that you can’t afford to loose, because if you do, you will start to chase your losses. Treat gambling as a form of entertainment, like going to the movies or out for dinner and have a set amount that you are going to ‘spend’ (or gamble) before you start your session.
REMEMBER THAT POKIE MACHINES ARE NOT A GAME OF SKILL – THEY ARE A GAME OF LUCK. The pokie machine doesn’t remember who you are, and it doesn’t remember when it last paid out! This means that it doesn’t have runs of luck, or bad luck and neither do you… it’s all RANDOM. So just treat it as a bit of fun and don’t get carried away!
If you feel that you have a problem with gambling, that it is controlling you and you are not controlling it, you may want to seek some help. Start off by having a look at a couple of websites. Gamblers Anonymous is modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous, and similarly uses a 12-step model that emphasizes a mutual-support approach. Meetings are free and are held most nights of the week. See the GA website for meeting times and locations. The government run website which lists various groups in different areas that will be able to offer you practical, face to face help with your gambling problem can be accessed by clicking here.
Gambler’s Help Southern (Australia) offers not only counseling, but it is also a great website for tracking and analyzing your gambling habits, so that you can ensure that your gambling doesn’t become compulsive, and it remains a fun pastime that you can control.