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Gambling Addiction: The Machine Zone
Gambling Addiction: The Machine Zone

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AIR DATE: October 3, 2012

Author Natasha Dow Schüll says the way slot machines are built, from the screens to the chairs, serves a very specific purpose. That purpose is to get players into the "machine zone" where they are drawn into a zombie-like state and the world around them disappears. Dow Schüll spent 15 years researching how slot design can keep players engaged for more than 12 hours at a time and the harmful effect it has. We'll talk with Dow Schüll about her book and slot addiction.
 
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Natasha Dow Schüll, associate professor at MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society and author of ADDICTION BY DESIGN: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas

 

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