Dollars & Sense Guide

What affects your cost of play? It's the choices you make, like how much you bet, how often you bet and the amount of time you spend playing any one game. Other factors like house advantage (determined by the AGLC) and randomness also have an impact.

Remember, in the short term you may lose more than the average or sometimes win money in a single gambling session. But the longer you play, the more likely it is that losses will outnumber wins. This guide can help give you an idea of how much it costs to gamble in the long term.

Dollars & Sense Guide

Understand how various gambling patterns can increase or decrease total cost of play.

Use the Guide Now

This guide is only intended to help players understand how various gambling patterns can increase or decrease their total cost of play. Players should keep their own log of time and money spent to determine if their playing patterns are affordable. The calculations provided here are estimates based on game rules in the casinos of Alberta. The house advantage may vary based on player skill level.