The Pokies Story

  • Pokies are programmed for customers to lose their money slowly over time
  • If you have a win, the machine is designed to get that money back
  • There are no lucky machines and they are never “due” to payout
  • The lights and music are designed to keep people playing
  • Losses may be disguised as wins
  • For some people pokies are a way to escape from feeling sad, lonely or depressed
  • Only take the amount of money you are prepared to lose and don’t take credit cards
  • Pokies can change the way your brain works
  • Some people zone out and lose control over the time and money they are spending