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Transcript of Gambling
Authentic Recover Center
American Gaming Association
Las Vegas Sun
National Conference of State Legislation
NCP Gambling Addiction Psychology The Science behind Addiction Facts on Compulsive Gambling Impulse control disorder
Names: pathological gambling, additive gambling, compulsive gambling
2%-5% of Americans are diagnosed
Problem gambling is not the same as Addictive gambling
Should be treated the same as any other drug or behavioral addiction Causes and Symptoms No one specific cause
Some medications show relationship to pathological gambling development
Generally begins in early adolescence for men, between 20 and 40 for women
Many psychological risk factors are possible contributors to compulsive gambling
Addicts commonly show need for money, irritability, committing other crimes, or will go to gambling to escape other problems
Diagnosis considers both physical and psychological quality of subject Consequences and Treatment What is gambling Types of Gamblers Casinos
Compulsive Economics Current State of Law States regulate gambling
Indian Gaming Regulatory Act Gambling in the United States Gambling in Nevada Nevada is the only state that permits statewide casino-style gambling.
Nevada has a population of just 2.8 million, and they attract 47 million visitors a year.
Nevada's annual gaming revenue from 2012 was $10.86 billion
Nevada allows for all forms of gambling except lotteries and racetrack gambling
Recently, Nevada has become the first state to legalize online poker.
Online gambling is estimated to generate $35 billion each year according to the American Gaming Association. "Feeling good:" neurons in the reward pathway release dopamine into nucleus accumbens
Neurons send electrical signals to other neurons across synapse
Dopamine is released into synapse, binding to receptors, providing a jolt of pleasure
Inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA and dopamine reuptake prevent over stimulation
Compulsive use of addictive substance or repetition of addictive behavior increase amount of dopamine and disrupts normal balance in brain circuits Economic Benefits Commercial brought in over $35 billion dollars in revenue in 2011
Indian casinos brought in $27 billion dollars in 2011
Casinos brought in almost $8 billion in tax revenue
Increase aggregate demand for goods and services
Directly helps the economy Economic Disadvantages Waste of money on the consumer
Leads to poverty and irresponsible consumerism
Creates debts Gambling is legal in 48 states
Illegal in Hawaii and Utah Popular Forms include...
Horse Racing The commercial casino industry participates in the political process through donating money to candidates running for political office. No standardized treatment.
Participation in Gamblers' Anonymous is a common treatment.
Psychotherapy and Medication to treat mood and emotional issues also help reduce the urge to gamble.
1/3 of addicts recover without receiving treatment.
Compulsive gambling leads to internal and external negative effects, including massive financial debt and risk of behavioral problems. Las Vegas ---------------------> Gambling is the wagering of money (or something of a material value) on an event with an uncertain outcome in order to win more than what you came with. Gambling requires consideration, chance and a prize to be won. Types of Gambling Court Cases Caesar's River Boat Casino vs. Kephart
She was brought in a car owned by the casino, given a free room and free drinks with several thousand dollars of her own money.
Kephart was given a $125,000 dollars worth of credit in the casino after losing her money.
After her visit the casino sued her for not paying back her debts, and she countered sued for letting an addictive gambler play.
After the two year court battle the casino won the case but in result created a database that tracks compulsive gamblers for gambling establishments. Sept. 17, 2009 Internet Community and Entertainment Corporation v. Washington State Gambling Commission Wednesday, May 15, 2013 The Supreme Court ruled that the state's ban on Internet gambling does not violate the U.S. Constitution.
The ban violates the commerce clause in the US constitution stating that interstate and international commerce is largely beyond the reach of state law.
The state law was created back in 2006, the same year that the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement act was signed into law by President Bush. BAXTER v. UNITED STATES March 11, 1986 Baxter a professional poker player earned 1.2 million dollars in a course of 4 years
To Baxter, the 50% versus 70% maximum marginal tax rates meant the difference of 178,000, which Baxter refused to pay
The 50% rate is for "personal service income meaning engaged in a trade or business
Otherwise the 70% rate would be if it wasn't considered personal service income
The court ruled in favor of Baxter's claim for a tax refund regarding the topic HELLO CRUEL WORLD!!!?!!?!?! HOW ARE YOU?!!?!?