This article is written especially for regular players of Poker machines – or “Pokies” as they are known in Australia – and their quest to Win on Pokies. Includes tips on how to Win on Pokies, and potential winning strategy.
20% Margin Loss ^
It is a mathematical fact that all pokies will keep around 20 cents out of EVERY dollar invested, yes 20%, of every dollar – Pokies in Australia have a quoted payout percentage of 87% or higher, but this can only be verified by long extensive trials, and as machine payout ratios vary, lets assume a round 20% is lost.
Long Term Loss ^
If you play through $100, the machine will keep around $20 of it, never to return! That’s mathematics. With those sort of odds, it really is a wonder why people flock to them in droves at pubs and clubs all over the country. Think about it, if you play through $200 in a week, thats $40 gone for that week, and forever! Maintaining this level of play in an attempt to recover losses, would only get you further behind, to the tune of $2000 a year. Clearly, Pokies are a loser, and if you are serious about making money from gaming, try something else.
Why play? ^
If Pokies are such a bad bet, why do so many people play them so fervently? Well, its a trick. Playing on human psychology, the designers of these machines have installed all the bells, whistles and lights in an attempt to excite us, alter our mood and thinking. They appear as rows of flashing signs shouting “Play me”, “Win here”. To the average person the attraction is too strong to resist, and the thought of easy money appeals to everybody. All this plays on peoples impulsive and addictive nature, which is why this form of gambling can be the most ruinous to people’s daily lives.
G Network recommends avoiding Pokies ^
Pokies are the worst form of gaming around. If you must play, or want to have a go while sipping a cool drink, just play a few gold coins through to try your luck.
Is there a way of winning on the Pokies? ^
A lot of people will tell you that they are in front on their pokie play, but have no written records to show this, they are working from selective memory and are losers. There is a way to take money from the pokies, but requires a level of planning and discipline, which most players drawn to these infernal machines sadly lack.
How Pokies work ^
An understanding of how Pokies work may help in the quest for easy pokie money.
It is quite simple really, the more money the machine takes, the more it pays out, less the 20% it keeps. Money OUT = Money IN (-20%) they ALWAYS keep 20% commission for the club, and our beloved government. Simple. The more money a machine has taken, the more it HAS to payout, according to a mathematical algorithm that is programmed in. They are designed that way, and this is the clue to winning on pokies.
How to win on Pokies ^
The tip above, “just play a few gold coins through” is a good starting point, as the more you put in, the harder it becomes to get it back. Put this together with the fact that Money OUT = Money IN (-20%), and we have the makings of a winning strategy – to win on pokies.
Winning Strategy ^
Relax. Watch and WAIT until a machine has been WELL FED by someone else (Money IN), and they finally give up. Go up to the machine and play it with a few gold coins, if it pays, take the winnings (Money OUT), if no pay just walk away. Some people don’t like it when you clean out “their” machine with a dollar, but we all have the right to good luck! This strategy may require some patience and discipline, but through the power of “leveraged probability”, the run may just go your way, a little more often. Just remember, the pokies will pay out well, usually after taking some money first. If it has taken $500, it will probably be ready to pay out $400, so watch for the really big pokie players (losers), and jump on their machine after they have finally given up. Frequently the machine will payout nicely after only a few spins! Good luck.