Gambling addicts arise from mix of flawed thinking, brain chemistry and habitual behavior
In the last decade, aided by advances in brain science and genetics, a comprehensive picture of how gambling addiction happens has begun to emerge. The process is complicated, an interplay between a susceptible person and a form of gambling that exploits the vulnerability.
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- Indian tribes have used their position as sovereign entities to develop a number of gaming establishments. Indian casinos operate in 22 states. This number is expected to grow.
- The Gold Rush brought a huge increase in the amount and types of gambling to California. San Francisco replaced New Orleans as the center for gambling in the United States.
- The current wave of legal lotteries started in New Hampshire, spread to other North-Eastern states, and then across the nation.
- The most popular form of charitable gambling is bingo. In California, bingo is the only charitable game that is legal.