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Open All Night: Online Poker And Problem Gambling
Open All Night: Online Poker And Problem Gambling

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AIR DATE: May 20, 2013

Station Casinos launched the country's first legal, pay-to-play online poker site on April 30. Right now, the site can only be used by people in Nevada. Other companies are preparing to introduce poker websites, and that has some people worried about the affect on problem gamblers. We'll talk about whether online gambling is any more addictive than the real-world kind, and what websites can do to help users play responsibly.

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Sarah Nelson, Associate Director for Research, Division on Addiction at the Cambridge Health Alliance

Carol O'Hare, Executive Director, Nevada Council on Problem Gambling

Scott C., recovering gambling addict

Seth Palansky, Spokesman, Caesars Interactive Entertainment


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COMMENTS:
Let's get honest here. If someone wants to use someone else's information, social security etc, it is possible and quite easy. This question continues to be asked, for example a teenager creating a user via their parent's data, and the vague answer of 'there are measures in place' doesn't go very far. Fact is, they are well aware that is possible and not fool proof and on top of that, were unable to give the specifics that would prevent this fraud from happening. Money, money, money...
LeslieMay 20, 2013 10:02:30 AM
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available. Call the confidential Problem Gamblers HelpLine at 1-800-522-4700 for information on treatment services and support groups in Nevada. Or visit www.nevadacouncil.org for more information.
Carol O'HareMay 20, 2013 10:02:24 AM
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