Tuesday, September 18th: ‘Addiction by Design’

Addiction by Design
Institute for Public Knowledge (20 Cooper Square, 5th Fl., Manhattan)
6-8pm
Free, RSVP here

Slot machines, revamped by ever-more compelling digital and video technology, have unseated traditional table games as the gambling industry’s revenue mainstay. Along the way, they have earned such nicknames as “electronic morphine” and the “crack cocaine of gambling.” Yet even as the machines are legalized by more and more states seeking to cash in on their profits, their inner-workings have never been less understood – and nor have their effects on the gamblers who play them.

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