Quick Guide to Casino Lotteries
By Alex J. Coyne @2018 Gift for Card Players
Why are casino lotteries so popular? We know that lotteries bring in millions upon millions in revenue – and some lotteries have millions in jackpots. Are you a regular lottery player? We’ve taken a closer look at the growing popularity of casino lotteries and just why people love it so much.
What is a Casino Lottery?
First, you might know the lottery from the tickets you can buy at most gas stations and drug stores: But there’s a lot more to the lottery than just that. These days, there are thousands of different types of lotteries that you can enter, many of them available online – and a lot of them specifically run within one casino as a casino-specific lottery.
Why play Casino Lottery?
Why would you play it? We can safely say that the ods are in your favour more in a casino lottery game than they are in a national lottery: Why? Because there won’t be nearly as many people aiming for the same jackpot – and often you don’t need as many numbers as you would in national lottery to score winnings.
Lottery is an increasingly popular game because it’s easy to access, cheap to play – and you don’t need to know any rules of the game by heart to have fun with it, so it’s simple. It gives you a chance to win the jackpot, and even if you don’t score the huge jackpot this time around, you can still win by hitting some of the lucky numbers and taking home winnings. Plus, it’s easy to enter in most lotteries with a simple click or a, “Just add a lottery ticket to the grocery list,” when you’re at the checkout.
Lottery and Good Causes
Did you know that the lottery is also often applied to good and charitable causes? According to the UK Gambling Commission, the National Lottery alone contributed approximately 1.5 billion pounds to charitable causes in the UK from April 2016 to March 2017 – other large lottery societies, on the other hand, contributed 255.6 million pounds to charity during this period. It’s not just about gambling, often lotteries involve a charitable cause that could really use the money.
It’s Not Just About the Jackpot
Lotteries, especially casino lotteries, aren’t just about winning the jackpot. Let’s say that you need six numbers correctly matched up in a lottery to get the jackpot: It’s likely that you will still win something if you manage to match up three numbers or more – and while the winnings here aren’t the jackpot prize, it can still amount to a few hundred or thousand in winnings, and it will almost always cover whatever you might have spent on the lottery.
About the numbers
For years I played the same six numbers in BC Canada’s Lotto 6/49. My thinking was, every time those numbers did not win, my chances of winning were increased. Richard Lustig, seven-time lottery grand prize winner agrees with me. “Once you pick your set of numbers, research them to know if it’s a good set of numbers and stick with them.” Lustig says in his book Learn How To Increase Your Chances of Winning The Lottery.
To find out what the luckiest numbers in the UK Betway Casino conducted a survey which asked more than 2,000 people about their numerical superstitions. 25% of the survey respondents claimed the number seven as their luckiest number.
There are a few tried and true approaches to picking your lottery numbers. You could choose the numbers that come up most often. Some players think it makes sense to pick numbers that haven’t come up in a while – but although this doesn’t really work. “Just as you flip a coin, if you get five heads in a row, it does not mean the next time it is more likely to be tails. The odds are still 50/50.” says Dr John Haigh, an emeritus professor of mathematics at the University of Sussex.
Entering a lottery that you’ve never heard of? Make sure that the lottery you are entering is both regulated and registered: If it isn’t, then you could end entering an illegal lottery without even knowing about it. If you spot a potentially dodgy lottery or just have a question, contact your national lottery commission.