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Why should I understand the poker machines?

An understanding of the ways in which the poker machines operate is an important part in treatment of problem gambling. We may assume we understand how these machines work because we play them often or because ‘people have told us … Continue reading

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What is Return to Player?

If you are a regular pokies player, you’ve probably heard of something called the ‘Return to Player Percentage’. It is something often talked about but not always well understood. It is important to clarify what Return to Player Percentage is, … Continue reading

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Spin City – The psychology behind the lure of pokies

There are many reasons why people start playing the pokies and why they keep going back. They might have been introduced to pokies by their family or friends, they might play as a form of escape, they might keep going … Continue reading

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How to Stop Gambling

I have a problem with gambling. I want to stop gambling but don’t know where to start. For anyone who thinks they have a problem with gambling, an important place to start is being honest. A cycle of problem gambling … Continue reading

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I Have Made a Pledge to Give Up Pokies Forever

Catherine’s gambling escalated over time…she’s now pledged to give up pokies all together. I have been playing pokies for about 5 years. My gambling has got worse in the last 12 months. There have been some personal issues I have … Continue reading

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