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The more you gamble, the more likely it is that you’ll have a big win


That’s like saying you’re more likely to win if you put £100 down instead of £1. It’s all down to chance: the longer the amount of time spent gambling will usually mean paying more for that leisure time.


If you keep playing for long enough, you’ll eventually win all your money back

Actually, the more you gamble, the more likely it is you’ll lose more money. The odds are always stacked in favour of those offering the bet – the bookies, casinos and lottery companies know that some people will win, but more people have to lose so that the companies can stay in business.


Knowing a game well increases your chances of winning

Again, it’s all down to chance. Games such as poker and sports betting can benefit from extra knowledge, but you still can’t guess the outcome. You might think you’re the best poker player around, but someone else may be better or have stronger cards. Your football team might have won the las...

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