When It Comes To Gambling The Odds Are Stacked Against You

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Quick quiz 1: The odds of a big win

Getting to know the odds of winning for different gambling activities can really help put your chances into perspective. Though the odds are longest on lottery type gambling, the risk of developing a gambling problem is low.

13,900,000 to 1

11,500 to 1

2,500 to 1

12,500 to 1 (on a par 3 hole)

76,767,600 to 1 (all 6 numbers plus the Powerball)

9,700,000 to 1 (for a typical prize of $5,000)

649,740 to 1

Quick quiz 2: The odds of developing a problem with gambling

Research shows that people who gamble regularly have more chance of developing a problem with gambling than of having a big win. The probability may increase depending on the reasons you gamble and the type of gambling you favour.

You’re safe

50 to 1

7 to 1

For free, confidential advice and support, call GambleAware on 1800 858 858 and arrange to talk to a counsellor near you.

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