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Discussion in 'Other Substances' started by Tremmie, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. Tremmie

    Tremmie Community Champion

    I was talking the other day with some fiends, we were at the mall having a nice coffee. There is a casino inside that mall, we have been in the before a couple times to use the ATM in there. We were talking about all those times we were in there, and how most people in there were women! Yeah, most of the people there were women. A friend of us nearly got addicted to playing with those slot machines.

    She came up with so many weird theories, about how they fixed the machines so you'd win at first, and then when you were all addicted (after wining some cash) you'd start losing over and over again. I don't know how much of that is true, but we were talking about a woman who used to go there daily. She ended up committing suicide, because she lost all her money there...

    She used to be a teacher and my mom knew her. I heard she wasn't the only case, then I read an article about how women seem to be more prone to this kind of addictions. It made sense, because most of the people in there were women. What do you guys think?
  2. L_B

    L_B Community Champion

    I am not sure if there is more women then men who suffer addiction but I guess it depends what addiction it is. A lot of time woman end up being a single parent and all responsibilities fall on them so maybe that pressure gets to be more then they handle. They may gamble to try to make more money to pay the bills. They may be seeking an escape from their every day life of worry and anxiety. It is hard to say but it would make sense.
  3. Tremmie

    Tremmie Community Champion

    Yeah, maybe it's that. I think there is something about us women that makes us more prone to this kind of things, because I do know men and women are quite different, not only physically, but also to a molecular level. I mean, we women tend to process alcohol differently, men do it more efficiently than us. We also seem to be more prone to seeing long lasting damages by addictions (I read an article about it), we are most sensitive to ionizing radiation and we have a higher risk to develop cancer if we lead a sedentary lifestyle :(
  4. kassie1234

    kassie1234 Community Champion

    It's hard to say if there's a gender difference between the types of addiction out there. To me, where I live it seems to be pretty even in terms of slot machine gambling addiction, but I would say for other types of gambling addiction such as horse races and other forms of sports betting it's definitely more male inclined.

    Sometimes I can't help but feel a big part of slot machine addiction comes from loneliness. The bright lights, the casino environment of the hustle and bustle and people around - I think if you're lonely it's a place to go for a lot of people, and then the addiction just spirals from there.
  5. singingintherain

    singingintherain Community Champion

    I'm not sure on the exact statistics but I think I know what you're talking about. When I think back I would say that the majority of the people I have seen hanging around the slot machines have been women. I can compare and contrast that with the groups of men I see horse & dog betting shops. I don't know if the gender distribution is statistically significant but from my memory that does seem likely.
  6. Damien Lee

    Damien Lee Community Champion

    I have noticed that women are partial to slot machines. We have plenty of casinos in my area and the slot machine sections are often packed. Women seem to make up a significant portion of slot machine players, though I've never bothered to count. I don't know if women are more susceptible to gambling, I've always considered it more of a male vice. However, women are earning higher incomes these days and partaking in similar pastimes to men - this could explain things.
  7. Coolkidhere

    Coolkidhere Community Champion

    This one woman I know got addicted to casinos. She is a housewife to a very rich man. The husband works for the BIR which is a very corrupt government unit in our country. So they have lots of money. Well that was then. When the husband retired, they lost all their money simply because she gambled them away.
  8. Tsky45

    Tsky45 Community Champion

    They probably do fix those machines. That's pretty serious when a women commits suicide over a slot machine. I noticed that most men don't play slot machines at casinos anyway. A gambling addiction is bad, plus slot machines aren't even based on odds. I don't like the slots myself.
  9. Jasmine2015

    Jasmine2015 Community Champion

    I agree that they rig the machines. If people won more money than they put into slot machines too often, casinos wouldn't be able make a profit.
  10. karmaskeeper

    karmaskeeper Community Champion

    I have to agree I think they do purposely let you win, and really start feeling that lucky streak. Then after a few rounds you will start losing it makes perfect sense. Does a drug dealer give you a sample for free, and once you like it the rest you have to pay for.
  11. vegito12

    vegito12 Community Champion

    Casinos are trying to see money come in and when too much goes out, then the company does not profit, kind of like the Casino movie where Ace Robert De Niro's character fires a worker because three people won a jackpot in a row. It can be easy to be addicted and had a aunt who would win big money sometimes, and then not win at times and would wonder how she could spend time and money in the place, and it is something the mind can make you believe you will win a big amount. I reckon it can be sad when money is spent in the casino when it can be used to pay for the important things in life and, this addiction can be hard to break free from and also takes time and money as well.
  12. Rosyrain

    Rosyrain Community Champion

    I am not sure that there is a gender specific addiction to slot machines because I have gone to the casino sometimes and it was mostly men at the machines. Perhaps it has something to do with the time of day you went? Some people get very addicted to gambling because of the dream of winning a jackpot. I have known people who have blown through their whole paycheck just on the belief that they would win. It is a sad situation, especially when alcohol is mixed in with it.
  13. Tremmie

    Tremmie Community Champion

    Yeah, I have almost noticed mot people playing with those machines are females, very few men. I'd not be surprised at all if they indeed fixed them. I've seen women who seem to go there on a daily basis :( From the morning to the evening. Like zombies playing with those machines nonstop.