Slot machines addicting … 4JB00.html

The above topic hits the nail on the head, Slot machines arent just for entertainment, to some its a living hell of addiction.

Here are some items I found on the BCLC website:

Winning follows losing

Fact: Lottery games, slot machines and roulette are examples of random event games. They are inconsistent and unpredictable. You cannot predict which number will occur based on previous results because each number is independent of each other. On average if you flip a coin 10 times, and each time it comes up heads - doesn’t mean the next time it will come up tails. The coin doesn’t have a memory. Each time you flip the coin it has a 50/50 chance of coming up heads again.

I know that if I hit the stop button on the slot machine at just the right moment, I’ll win the jackpot

Fact: The result of each game is entirely random and is not affected by altering play patterns, time of day or position of the machine within the facility. No matter what you do, or what is going around you, the slot machine’s computer is continually generating random combinations. Each time you play the slot machine, it stops on a random combination and displays the results. The next time you play, it repeats this process.

The outcome is random, every time you play.

If a machine hasn’t paid out in awhile, it’s due for a win

Fact: Slot machines operate randomly at all times no matter how many wins or losses have occurred in the past. A machine that has not paid out for sometime has no greater chance of paying out in the future. In other words, the result of your last game has no bearing on the result of your next game.

I think part of the proceeds from gambling center should go towards gambling addictions, and since I know they will not build a center for those people suffering from gambling addictions, they should hold meetings and such like they do for AA meeting around town in churches.

An amount from gambling already goes into addictions, its just not enough and their is no money going into preventive programs, and their is an organization called Gamblers Anonymous

do they do anything local? example Gamblers Anonymous?

No and no I believe , not until that centre is up and running anyways

Local A & D counselors and some mental health workers have been receiving gambling addiction training for 2-3 years now. It becomes available at least once, maybe twice a year. The realization that gambling is a serious social problem didn’t arise just because of Chances being built. Bingo and Keno, the lotteries, are all a part of it and counselors are arming themselves with the knowledge on how to alleviate the problem.

I know for me within the first few days when that idiot casino opening i will be one of the ones going in with a friend to get my name on the not enter list as I am one of the ones that are addicted to gambling and am trying to qquit but it is very hard . it is as hard as quiting drugs and alcohol which i also am in the process of doing. drugs 2 months clean and alcohol 2 weeks clean. gamlbing well still trying to work on that one

I feel for you, man!  Best wishes in your fight against addiction. :smiley:  Don’t give up:-)

I agree with the self exclusion but you have to walk through the whole casino to get there…You SHOULD have an option to self exclude off site! In PG you have to go to the casino and walk through the whole thing.

LIke i said i am taking somebody with me like my PAstor

I spent thousands of dollars in the Casino in GP.  Damn I love card tables…  Do they have card tables at this casino? 

I love the slots.  I haven’t been to Nevada in over 20 years, but, had a great time when I was there gaming:-)

Nope, just bingo and slots