Addiction by Design 2012, Princeton University Press Natasha Dow Schull
Exhaustive analysis of how slot machines are designed to addict the players. Like much of the literature about slot machine gambling, it is already a bit dated, but for those interested in understanding how the gaming industry is out to addict you, it is a must read.
Sixty Minutes segment on slot machines 2011 Lesley Stall
You Tube search terms: slot machines the big gamble
Natasha Schull is featured again in this overview of the epidemic of slot machine addiction. Amazing how most of the videos available on slot machines are already out of date.
Articles and Websites:
The Atlantic, December 2016, “How Casinos Enable Gambling Addicts” John Rosengren
Web search terms: the Atlantic losing it all https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/12/losing-it-all/505814/
This is the best article to read for an overview of slot machine addiction and the awful consequences. Long, but well researched.
Mayo Clinic Compulsive Gambling
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Basic clinical description of compulsive gambling