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The role of luck in gambling

Online gambling

It is generally known that the odds of winning are lower on fee-based websites than on those where people can play without betting money.


In games that require skill, such as table or online poker, it is the combination of a person’s skill and luck that determines the outcome. When two players are equally skilled, chance determines the winner.

Other gambling activities

There is no way to predict the outcome of any gambling activity:

  • Slot machines
  • Video lottery terminals
  • Casino games or gaming rooms
  • Sporting bets
  • Bingo
  • Lotteries, etc.

Last update: May 13, 2016


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