The aim of gambling is to win money but what are the true odds of winning? No matter which form of gambling you play — pokies, lotteries, casino games or sports betting — the chance of winning is very slim and there is little you can do to improve it. Some people think they can boost their chance of winning through skill, strategy or systems, but in reality, they can't. Knowing how different gambling games work and the odds of winning can help bust some common myths and beliefs people hold.

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