The Morning Edition - K-W | Apr 30, 2013 | 7:58

Continuous play, regular small wins key to slots addiction

Kevin Harrigan with University of Waterloo's gambling lab says continual 'winning' on slots, some up to 300 times/hr, keeps people playing, but those wins are actually losses. People spend a dollar for a 20-cent win.

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