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Gambling Addiction

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The thoughts of winning it big at the casino are enticing, but what are they worth? Gambling addiction affects an estimated 3 million Americans. Coming up, a look at a new program to help gambling addicts and the ones affected by their illness. Also, what makes slot machines so hard to quit, and why the tech industry is starting to pay attention. 

Guests:

  • Andrew Thompson, freelance writer for The Verge
  • Paul Coleman, president and CEO of Maryhaven treatment center
  • Bruce Jones, gambling addiction treatment manager at Maryhaven
  • Pam Starling, gambling addict in recovery

This show originally aired on June 1, 2015 at 11 a.m.