Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas by Natasha Dow Schüll
English | Sep 9, 2012 | ISBN: 0691127557 | 456 Pages | EPUB | 2 MB
Recent decades have seen a dramatic shift away from social forms of gambling played around roulette wheels and card tables to solitary gambling at electronic terminals. Slot machines, revamped by ever more compelling digital and video technology, have unseated traditional casino games as the gambling industry's revenue mainstay. Addiction by Design takes readers into the intriguing world of machine gambling, an increasingly popular and absorbing form of play that blurs the line between human and machine, compulsion and control, risk and reward.