The Gauteng Gambling Board (GGB), as a leading regulator in the gambling industry, is dedicated to preventing problem gambling and promoting responsible gambling practices. The GGB has launched an extensive public awareness campaign to reduce gambling risks. Working with key stakeholders in the gaming industry, the GGB is fully committed to equip people with the knowledge to gamble responsibly.
You may gamble for entertainment, but are aware of your likelihood of losing and understand the associated risks. You’re in control of your gambling activity. Responsible gambling occurs in balance with other activities in your life and is not causing harm to either yourself or others.
Problem gambling is gambling that is done excessively and negatively affects other areas of a person’s life, such as physical or mental health, school or work performance, finances, and/or interpersonal relationships.
Everyone’s experience is different, but here are some general signs of a potential gambling problem. The more signs you recognize, the greater the chance of a problem.
Some slot machines are hot and due for a big jackpot.
The fact is that slot machines have Random Number Generators (RNGs) inside them which ensure that each spin produces a random result. A machine is just as likely to have back-to-back winning combinations and big payouts as it is to have back-to-back losing combinations and losses.