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A bloke caught loudly bragging about a Pokies win to his mates today has carefully omitted the time, effort and money it took to get there.
Ryan Wellington  had allegedly spent a good portion of his Friday night sinking piss and wasting half his wage on the pokies.
Though he’d flushed away $250 over the span of four hours, not to mention the amount he would have spent being a regular over the years, Ryan felt the need to brag about his win both in person and by posting his fistful of pineapples all over social media – a win that he’ll no doubt spend trying to score a bag later that weekend.
According to local psychologist Dr. James Hardwell, the urge to publicly declare winnings likely comes from both ‘the need for social approval and justification that earning a positive result means they don’t have a gambling addiction.’
Adding that the incremental wins on Pokies that supposedly have a ‘return of 85 – 90%’ is actually just a clever way of bleeding a player dry, Dr. Hardwell explains that there are a lot of variables that come into play when trying to score a Pokies win.
“Technically yes, chances are you will eventually net yourself a win but the cost and time to win ratio is heavily skewed in the pokies favour.”
“There’s no such thing as lucky machines or being due for a win.”
“The house always wins, but Pokies just makes it a cleaner kill.”
More to come.