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What am I addicted to slot machines and not poker or something else?

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Good question

Your brain likes a quick "rush" that playing slots provides, also any habit with random reinforcement is more "addictive" as well.
Slots are just your addiction of choice. One outcome if you said no more slots but did not get good support for your addiction could be becoming addicted to another type of gambling or other maladaptive behavior, possible even alcohol or drugs. Talk to someone try ga.

In brief: Good question

Your brain likes a quick "rush" that playing slots provides, also any habit with random reinforcement is more "addictive" as well.
Slots are just your addiction of choice. One outcome if you said no more slots but did not get good support for your addiction could be becoming addicted to another type of gambling or other maladaptive behavior, possible even alcohol or drugs. Talk to someone try ga.
Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Nobody knows

Certain games of chance, or other kinds of gambling (cock-fighting for example) appeal to certain kinds of people and are often culturally related.
Some people will gamble at absolutely anything, and others are very restricted in how they gamble. Any form of gambling dependency, however, can be very harmful to the individual, their family and friends. Gamblers anonymous and counseling can help.

In brief: Nobody knows

Certain games of chance, or other kinds of gambling (cock-fighting for example) appeal to certain kinds of people and are often culturally related.
Some people will gamble at absolutely anything, and others are very restricted in how they gamble. Any form of gambling dependency, however, can be very harmful to the individual, their family and friends. Gamblers anonymous and counseling can help.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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