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How games of luck work

Have fun, but know the facts before playing any game of chance!

It’s smart to learn as much as possible about each game. The more you know, the better decisions you’ll make and the more fun you’ll have. There’s no secret formula or lucky charm that will help you improve your odds of winning. For the most part, skill won’t help you at all – it’s all about chance.

Core concepts of games of luck

To understand how games of luck really work, it’s important to understand the main concepts of games of luck:

Randomness
Something that is random happens by chance, with no plan or purpose.

Most games are designed to be completely random, which means there is absolutely nothing you can do to improve your chances of winning. It all comes down to chance.

Over the years, players have tried to develop strategies to help them predict what will happen next, but no such strategies exist. Randomness means that it’s impossible to control or predict outcomes.

Independence of events
What happened in the past has no effect on what will happen in the future.

There is a common myth in games of luck called the player’s fallacy, which is the belief that an event is “due” to happen if it hasn’t happened in a while. Many people don’t realize that, in most cases, the results in gaming are independent of each other.

If you flip a coin 10 times and each time it lands on heads, the chance of getting a head on the eleventh flip remains 50-50. The coin has no memory of previous flips, and previous flips have no effect on current or future flips.

The role of skill and knowledge
For some games, apart from chance, odds are determined by elements of skill and knowledge

It is possible to improve your chances of winning by learning more about the game or by developing skills as a player.

Players need to know which games involve such elements and to what extent they can increase the chances of winning. Sports and Horse betting are examples of skill based games.

However, no matter your knowledge level, you still can’t control the outcome of a game.

House advantage
The longer you play, the more money you are likely to use.

House advantage doesn’t mean that you won’t win. It means that every time you bet, the odds are stacked against you. You can always win with the odds stacked against you, but the chances of a loss still exist.

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Two types of games

Chance
Based Games
Odds of winning are always the same.

Outcomes are totally unpredictable and the odds of winning are always the same. The only thing you can control is

how much you bet,

how often you play and

for how long

That’s why many players set a limit beforehand — it’s the best way to keep chance-based games fun.

Examples of chance based games include: Lottery games, PLAY games, Numeric games and instant win games.

Skill
Based Games
Improve your chances of winning by learning more.

Apart from chance, odds are determined by elements of skill and knowledge. It is possible to improve your chances of winning by learning more about the game or by developing skills as a player. However, no matter your knowledge level, you still can’t control the outcome of a game.

PLAY games

The heart of the PLAY Games is the RNG (Random Number Generator) chip. It cycles through thousands of combos, even when no one is playing. The second you push the play button, the RNG freezes and generates a number.
It doesn’t matter if you push it now or next week or next month: the outcome will always be completely different. There are no patterns, no cycles, and no way to predict the result of a PLAY game. Even the images are just for show; it’s the RNG chip that controls the game.
When playing PLAY games it is important to remember that:
✓ It requires no skill
✓ Chances are always the same, no matter how little or large you bet
✓ Chances of winning do not increase with how long you play

Numeric games: Lotto, Joker, Kino, Proto, Extra 5, Super 3
 
Winners are chosen randomly, and the only thing that affects the odds is the total number of combinations set by the game- not luck or number of people playing. Playing the same numbers every week or buying a ticket from a store that sold a winning ticket will not help your chances of landing the jackpot. When it comes to winning the only thing you can count on is chance – not skill, time, or place.

Instant Tickets (Scratch) and Lottery games
 
It’s impossible to predict which Lottery or Scratch tickets will be winners. We don’t send winning tickets to specific locations, and there is no secret formula for picking winning tickets.

Sports and Horse betting

Sports and Horse betting are skill based games… If you have deep knowledge of the game, you can improve your decision-making and your chances of winning.

But you need to keep in mind that chance still plays a big part.

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