The House Edge is a term used to describe the mathematical advantage that the gambling game, and therefore the commercial gambling venue, has over you as you play over time. This advantage results in an assured percentage return to the venue over time, and for you an assured percentage loss of what you bet.
...to one. The odds of winning Tattslotto First Division (getting all 6 numbers correct).
Number of poker machines in Tasmania (February 2015).
Approximate number of Australians who are at risk of becoming, or are, problem gamblers.
You hear a lot in the news about the pokies these days. But how do they actually work?
To understand how pokies work, and why players lose over time, not win, it’s important to understand the House Edge – the mathematical advantage that the gambling game, and therefore the commercial gambling venue, has over the player, over time.
A great website from Victoria with heaps of info and interactive tools.
For doctors and other health professionals with clients with gambling problems.
What’s the Real Deal? is a great resource for wanting to teach students about the risks of gambling, and how gambling works.
The Tasmanian Gambling Exclusion Scheme helps people ban themselves from gambling venues.
For the latest statistics and research about gambling in Tasmania.