It is true someone has to win, but most gamblers have to lose.
Getting to know the odds of winning can help put your
chances in perspective.
The chances of developing a problem with regular gambling are
probably much better than the chances of having a big win. The
chances of developing a gambling problem also increase the more
often a person gambles.
The reasons why a person gambles as well as the type of gambling
also has a bearing on the likelihood of developing a problem.
- Never gambles: no chance at all
- Occasionally gambles: 1 in 50
- Gambles once or more a week on non-lottery types of
gambling: 1 in 7
- Gambles once a week or more on poker machines: better than ever
winning a jackpot.