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How the Brain Gets Addicted to Gambling

When most people think of addictions, they picture a chemical dependency on alcohol or drugs, one which robs the user of all self-control and leads to a life of ruin. We don’t usually consider kleptomania (compulsive shoplifting) or ludomania (compulsive gambling) as a physical addictions because no drugs are involved. However, new studies show that the brain rewires neural circuits in drug addicts and compulsive gamblers in similar ways. A…

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What really goes on in casinos

Sometimes you have to take your hat off to the people working in casinos. Not only are they subject to endless bouts of abuse from the guy who just bet his whole house on a roulette table, they have to deal with people who are high and intoxicated, engaging in sexual acts right before their very eyes, they always need to be on the lookout for cheaters, stand on their…

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What really happens to casino cheats when they get caught?

Despite well-executed depictions in blockbusters such as 21, The Cooler, Rain Man and Maverick – Cheating in casinos isn’t just a thing of the movies. It is very much a real problem for both land-based and online casinos. Even though these establishments rake in close to $70 billion dollars’ worth of revenue every year, there are still small group of players in this world who believe they can outsmart the…

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20 fascinating facts about casinos and gambling

If you’re not majorly into gambling, a casino can seem like a place made for drunken big-shots dressed in fancy glam rags, with far too much expendable money and time on their hands! To a certain degree this is true… but there’s a lot more to casinos than meets the eye! That’s why we set out to uncover some of their most bizarre and interesting facts, when it comes to…

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Keith Taft – Blackjack Legend and Computer Genius

The casinos had never seen anything like it. Looking like everyday tourists an unsuspecting family wanders in off the Reno Strip, and finds a sure-fire way to beat the house. What looks like a regular night out at the casino tables, is actually a carefully crafted sting operation, involving secret signals, wires and a hidden computer, all designed to help one man make the right bets. That man is Keith…

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