How to beat an online gambling addiction

Earlier this week, it was revealed that a 23-year old accountant who plunged to his death from a London skyscraper last summer “died of shame” from his online gambling addiction. Joshua Jones, a Surrey University graduate, saw no way out after the debts and loans he had taken out to […]

Gambling addiction facts

Gambling addiction facts Compulsive gambling affects 2%-3% of Americans, can involve a variety of ways and places to bet, and symptoms may differ somewhat between males and females, as well as teenagers versus adults. Although men tend to develop a gambling addiction at a higher rate and at younger ages […]

How the Brain Gets Addicted to Gambling

Addictive drugs and gambling rewire neural circuits in similar ways: When Shirley was in her mid-20s she and some friends road-tripped to Las Vegas on a lark. That was the first time she gambled. Around a decade later, while working as an attorney on the East Coast, she would occasionally […]

VLT Addiction – Video Lottery Terminal Addiction

Why Video Lottery Terminals Are So Addictive VLT Called the crack cocaine of gambling for good reason, video lottery terminals (VLTs) seem uniquely addictive – and VLT addiction happens fast. While gamblers betting on sports, horses, or on perceived games of skill (such as poker) may take decades to progress […]

Fruit machine addiction in adolescence: A case study

A majority of the research on adolescent fruit machine gambling has been survey type studies concentrating on incidence, demographics and quantitative analysis of motivations, subjective feelings and negative consequences of fruit machine addiction. The data from this study are reported as a case study of an 18 year old former […]

Casino Addiction Stories

How Casinos Enable Gambling Addicts Modern slot machines develop an unbreakable hold on many players—some of whom wind up losing their jobs, their families, and even, as in the case of Scott Stevens, their lives. On the morning of Monday, August 13, 2012, Scott Stevens loaded a brown hunting bag […]

How do I overcome a slot machine addiction (on my own)?

This addiction does not discriminate. If the propensity is there, and the gambler crosses over that invisible line into problem gambling, addiction can occur in anyoneas life. It does not matter whether the person is rich or poor, educated or uneducated. An addiction like this can send people to jail, […]

How I became addicted to the ‘crack cocaine of gambling’

When I came out recently about my gambling past, one of the most common responses I got from people is, “you don’t look like a gambling addict!” What does that even mean? What does a gambling addict look like? Well, in my case a gambling addict looks like a 36-year-old […]

Who does problem gambling affect?

Problem gambling can affect anyone. It can happen at any age, to males or females, and to people from any ethnic background. Studies have shown that you are more likely to develop a problem if you have a family history of problem gambling and if you started gambling at an […]