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This guide provides information and resources on the topic of gambling.

Films on Demand Service

There are a number of videos available on this subject, both on the internet and through our available databases. This page features some useful examples. For more, we recommend accessing the Films on Demand database.



Slot machines - they’re rigged, they’re addictive, and they’re everywhere. In a first ever look behind the scenes, this film reveals the highly organized network of mathematicians, musicians, and designers all working toward the single vision of ensuring we lose, and keep on loosing. In addition to hearing from neuroscientists, anthropologists, and game theorists who explain the science behind addiction, we meet those victims who have fallen prey to what they describe as an “unlawful hypnotism.” At the end of this trail of destruction caused by gambling lies the government. Too reliant on revenue to fill budget holes the government has become the greatest addict of all.

Dr Luke Clark talks about the latest in neuroscience studies on gambling addiction, and how the brain responds to a gambling win the same way it responds to a drug hit - hence the addictive nature of gambling.

What happened when Illinois legalized machines known as “the crack cocaine of gambling”.