How lights and sounds encourage risky behavior

A recent study provides fresh insight into gambling addiction. According to the findings, the sounds and lights that accompany a win on slot machines increase the likelihood of making risky decisions.

An addiction to gambling affects a significant proportion of adults in the United States.

The North American Foundation for Gambling Addiction Help estimate that 2.6 percent of U.S. adults are addicted to gambling, which equates to around 10 million people.

The cost to the economy is equally shocking, with experts estimating it to be close to $6 billion per year.

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Will Savage

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