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Why are slot machines so addictive?

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Compulsive gambling

Slot machines are one form of gambling that may lead to compulsive gambling.
Mutual support helps; consider attending a meeting of gamblers anonymous.

In brief: Compulsive gambling

Slot machines are one form of gambling that may lead to compulsive gambling.
Mutual support helps; consider attending a meeting of gamblers anonymous.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine

In brief: Slot machine Silly

This is an interesting question and relies upon a basic principal in psychology known as variable reinforcement.
When you unpredictably reinforce a behavior (playing the slots) with a positive outcome (winning money) you cause that behavior to be repeated over and over in the "hope" of getting the reward. Rats can be trained to push a bar non-stop if they're fed periodically as a reward.

In brief: Slot machine Silly

This is an interesting question and relies upon a basic principal in psychology known as variable reinforcement.
When you unpredictably reinforce a behavior (playing the slots) with a positive outcome (winning money) you cause that behavior to be repeated over and over in the "hope" of getting the reward. Rats can be trained to push a bar non-stop if they're fed periodically as a reward.
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Dr. Joseph De Santi
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