Addiction to slot machines, VLTs

I always thought that Las Vegas was a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't choose to live there. However, with the escalation of gambling facilities in Edmonton, there soon won't be much of a choice.

The latest on the scene is a machine the government calls a video lottery. By definition these mechanical monsters are not lotteries, they are slot machines and should be called such.

Gambling Facts and Fictions: The Anti-Gambling Handbook

Copyright, 2004 by Stephen Katz
Published by AuthorHouse
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Introduction: About the author

Gambling quotes

"A gambler with a system must be, to a greater or lesser extent, insane." -- George Augustus Sala (1828-95) English writer and journalist

"Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing from something." -- Wilson Mizner

"Remember this: The house doesn't beat the player. It just gives him the opportunity to beat himself." -- Nicholas (Nick the Greek) Dandalos

"Casinos and prostitutes have the same thing in common; they are both trying to screw you out of your money and send you home with a smile on your face." -- VP Pappy

National Gambling Impact and Study Commission

Arnie & Sheila Wexler Associates

If you need help with a gambling problem,
call 1-888-LAST-BET

Tuesday, March 9 2004

I would like to thank the Commission for extending an invitation for me to address you on the subject of compulsive gambling.