The Gambling Clinic
The Gambling Clinic
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    Debunk the myths about slot machines
    According to an annual AGA survey, the slot machine consistently is named the public’s favorite casino game. However, despite their popularity, there are a lot of misconceptions about how slot machines work. The main point to remember is that each spin or play is a completely random event independent of any spins that came before it. A lot of the myths about the machines fall apart when you consider this fact. Learn more about how slot machines operate by downloading...
    “Taking the Mystery Out of the Machine: A Guide to Understanding Slot Machines.”
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The Gambling Clinic

Approximately 1 in 10 persons entering a primary care setting are likely to have a gambling problem. However, of the thousands of problem gamblers that receive a medical intervention every year, less than 5% of them are ever diagnosed with a gambling disorder.

Therefore, increasing awareness about problem gambling may be especially important among primary care providers. Informed providers can then become the first line of defense for many individuals suffering with a gambling disorder.

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