TITLE

Do slot machines play mind games with gamblers?

AUTHOR(S)
Collier, Roger
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/1/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 1, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the arguments between mental health experts and gambling industry advocates regarding the effects of slot machine gambling on Canadians. Mental health experts believe these slot machines are psychologically deceptive and predisposed gamblers to addictions while advocates of gambling believe that these electronic gaming machines are designed to entertain and not to manipulate. The study shows that gambling addicts prefer to play electronic machines than table games. Roger Horbay of Game Planit Interactive Corp. said that they are treating gambling addicts who are really manipulated by slot machines.
ACCESSION #
32678879

 

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