Inside the brain of a gambling addict – BBC News

Inside the brain of a gambling addict – BBC News

What happens inside the brain of a gambling addict when they make a bet – and can the secret to their addiction be found within the brain itself? BBC Panorama filmed a unique experiment designed to find out. Wendy Bendel’s partner killed himself after struggling with a 20-year gambling addiction. In a confession he wrote for Wendy he singled out the high-stakes, high-frequency fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) found in bookmakers across the UK. These machines offer gamblers a choice of games, and combine potentially high stakes with the chance of a win every 20 seconds.
Join Wendy on tonight’s Panorama, as she seeks to find out why these machines can be so addictive, and are so controversial.
Panorama – Why are Gambling Machines Addictive? is broadcast on BBC One on Monday 12 September at 20:30.

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Inside the brain of a gambling addict - BBC News

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  1. Gambling started when I was a kid on the bingo slots in Skegness watching my mum on them fast-forward 25 years I walk past a shop display and think I'd love to buy that and think to my self I can't afford that and the amount of times I go to full the car up and think il put 1/2 tank of petrol then go to the bookies and blow 1000 £

  2. The Sinclair Method is a science-based cure for alcoholism with an over 70% success rate. TSM also works well for many other addictions that are caused by an overactive endorphin system (many people have this DNA biology). Active addictions like gambling, porn, kleptomania, shopaholics, gaming, adrenaline junkies – can be cured with a safe, non-addictive, "as-needed only" med (naltrexone). This medication can be stopped once you are cured of the obsessive thoughts and cravings to gamble. Chapter 15 of the book by Dr. Roy Eskapa PHD "The Cure …" describes how TSM can be applied to bring gambling under your full control. All cravings to gamble can be eliminated and the medication can be stopped. Perfect method for active gamblers who seriously want to stop. To see how it works for alcohol use disorder – watch documentary – TSM is becoming the GoTo treatment for all kinds of addictions. How would you like to forget about gambling? Google it.

  3. Gambling doesn't cause addiction. It's the person with the addictive personality disorder that is prone to it.

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