Facts or Fiction When It Comes To Games Of Chance

Over the years we have come across numerous myths and legends surrounding playing the lottery, Keno, scratchcards and casino games. We hear about massive wins, outrageous bets, epic lucky streaks with details expanding or decreasing depending on who’s telling the story.  We decided to, therefore, delve deeper into the nitty-gritty and separated fact from fiction. Here’s what we found…

Myths and Facts about playing the lottery


The biggest wagers happen on the Superbowl

As online lottery players, you spend a few bob on the lottery, but can you imagine betting $3.5 million on the Superbowl? According to Billy Walters, who is a well-known sports bettor, he confirmed that this was the biggest bet in the world and took place on the Superbowl XLIV. Even more astonishing is the fact that the person who made this bet, bet on the underdog!

Napoleon loved Blackjack

Looking at casino games, something that has been proven as fact is that Napoleon did, in fact, love to play Blackjack. It was the original French version of the game, known as Vingt-et-un (literally translates as ‘twenty-one’).

Poker player Andrei Karpov once staked his wife as a bet

While we often see gamblers in the movies take off their Rolex watches and lay it down as collateral on a poker table, a Russian player did the unthinkable.
During a poker game in 2007, Andrei Karpov, staked his wife, Tatiana in a bet!

Thankfully his opponent didn’t call the bet. Naturally, the marriage didn’t last very long after the incident either and she ended up marrying the opponent anyway.

Nixon used gambling money to pay for his election campaign

Nixon also loved to gamble and the money he made playing poker during his term as a sailor in WW2 funded his election campaign of 1946 With such a hefty amount needed he must have been quite a good player. He did, however, quit the game in 1952 when he decided it was no longer appropriate for his career.

But if you read autobiography, you will see that he detailed how to spot a bluffer.


Roulette is called the Devil’s Game

Some say that Roulette is called the Devils Game due to the fact that if you add up all the numbers on the wheel it amounts to 666 – the number associated with the devil.

This isn’t true. If you add up all the numbers it totals 720. We have no idea where this rumour started, but we’re guessing it was something to do with regulation and the age-old story of trying to muscle in on profits via legislation.

Las Vegas is the gambling capital in the world – Fact and Fiction

When you think of going away with your mates for a weekend of gambling, you immediately think of Vegas. It’s for this reason that so many people think that Las Vegas is the gambling capital of the world.

Las Vegas does have the highest number of casinos, totalling 140, and over 1000 land-based casinos in the United States. These casinos end up bringing in over 5 billion in revenue every year.

However, if you go by revenue, it is reported that Macau takes in almost double of all the casinos in Las Vegas.

Only winners benefit from the lottery

Another false statement is that only winners benefit from the lottery. This couldn’t be any further from the truth. 

All these people benefit as well:

  • The store that sells the ticket gets a percentage of sales and a cut of any winnings over a certain amount, as do online lottery agents.
  • The lottery machine manufacturer.
  • The team that created the software to run the machines.
  • The people that install and maintain the machines.
  • The lottery marketing teams.
  • Websites that advertise the lottery.
  • TV stations that advertise the lottery.
  • Radio stations that advertise the lottery.
  • The companies that make the special paper for the tickets.
  • The companies that design the scratch-off tickets.
  • The delivery companies that deliver the tickets.
  • The country the lottery takes place in also gets a cut. Most countries use the funds as a revenue source to keep taxes lower in the state. Some go to a certain aspect of the budget such as education or public works. Other states combine it with general funds and use the money for Good Causes, like in the United Kingdom.

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