The Odds– Are They Against You? VOLUME 11, ISSUE 11

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The Odds– Are They Against You? VOLUME 11, ISSUE 11

Post by tammy rigsby » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:24 am

Most types of gambling are based on odds. Whether it is the odds of correctly hitting 6 numbers on the lottery or the odds that you will draw the card that completes a Royal Flush in a poker game, the odds of winning can be quite staggering. Let’s look at some odds and put them into perspective. Take the Royal Flush for example, the odds of getting it are 649,740 to 1. You are almost just as apt to be struck by lightning in any given year (700,000 to 1) or give birth to quadruplets (729,000 to 1) naturally. When looking at the odds of picking the correct numbers for the Florida Lottery, data shows that the odds are 81,409 to 1 to get 5 of 6 numbers right and a whopping 22,957,480 to 1 to correctly pick all 6. Do you realize that you have more than twice as good odds in dying in a plane crash (11,000,000 to 1) or better yet, becoming the President of the United States which is a mere 10,000,000 to 1. But the granddaddy of them all is the Powerball lottery. The multi-state lottery has the highest odds of all standing at a monumental 195,249,054 to 1. That’s right, 195,249,054 to 1. You have better odds being struck by lightning while sitting in your car that is on the back of a jumbo jet. You have better odds of being struck by lightning and hit by a meteor at the same exact time. Think about the odds before you gamble, you may realize that saving your money is your best bet. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1-888-ADMIT-IT for workbooks, resources and referrals that can help.

-Hitting the jackpot on slot machines ranges from 32,768 to 1 to 134,217,728 to 1 based on the number of stops each reel has.

-The odds of drawing a four of a kind outright is 4,164 to 1.

-The odds of hitting a Blackjack (21) are 42 to 1.

-Odds of picking the correct number on a double zero roulette wheel is 38 to 1.

-Odds of winning the Florida Fantasy Five jackpot- 376,992 to 1.

Warning Signs of Problem Gambling
Preoccupation with Gambling
Risking Relationships
Gambling to Escape
Relying on Bailouts
Increasing Bets to Sustain Thrill
Concealing Activity
Loss of Control
Chasing Losses
Illegal Activities
Agitated when Stopping or Cutting Back

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