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Dr Mark Griffiths on gambling: Right Casino interview

Watch RightCasino.com's editor, Joe Attard, interview academic and gambling expert, Dr Mark Griffiths. In the course of a long discussion, Dr Griffiths speaks about gambling in the media, in British culture, on social media platforms, in traditional casinos and in legislature. He also describ...

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Dr Mark Griffiths on gambling: Right Casino interview

Watch RightCasino.com's editor, Joe Attard, interview academic and gambling expert, Dr Mark Griffiths. In the course of a long discussion, Dr Griffiths speaks about gambling in the media, in British culture, on social media platforms, in traditional casinos and in legislature. He also describes the psychological appeal of particular games and clears up misconceptions about problem gambling and addiction. You can watch the entire interview below. Alternatively, scroll down to view different parts of our conversation, in which Dr Griffiths focuses on specific topics. Watch RightCasino.com’s editor, Joe Attard, interview academic and gambling expert, Dr Mark Griffiths. ...

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Psychology of casino games: Dr Mark Griffiths in...

Dr Griffiths describes the psychology of various casino games. What is it about these activities that keeps us playing and keeps us coming back?

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Psychology of casino games: Dr Mark Griffiths interview part...

In the fifth part of RightCasino’s interview with Dr Mark Griffiths, we discuss the psychology of particular casino games . What is it about the design of slot machines that keeps us coming back for one more spin? Why do we pick lucky numbers at the roulette wheel? The UK’s pre-eminent expert on gambling psychology explains the characteristics of slot machines, echoing many of the assertions made by Michael J. Dixon from the University of Waterloo's Gambling Research Unit . Dixon's experiments have shown the presence of sound creates an illusion of winning amongst gamblers and strengthens excitement around the 'near miss'. In the fifth part of RightCasino...

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Sex, drugs and an ace in the hole: why we all wa...

Poker playboy Dan Bilzerian's boob-stuffed Instagram just reached one million followers. Joseph Attard discusses the connection between gambling and sex.

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Sex, drugs and an ace in the hole: why we all want to be Dan...

From James Bond to Dan Bilzerian, gambling, drugs, booze and sex often go hand in hand. When you consider the stereotypical view of the casino lifestyle, it’s all Ray-Bans, martinis and miniskirts; croupiers in slinky dresses and suave high-rollers drenched in Calvin Klein. That’s certainly the image cultivated by the poker playboy currently waging a one-man campaign to conquer social media. Dan Bilzerian’s Instagram , overflowing with pics of mega-yachts, G6 jets and – of course – plenty of T and A, has gone down a storm with players and captured the imaginations of internet users everywhere. But what is it about this heir and poker star that gets u...

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Taking Pascal’s Wager: why I'm not betting on ...

Our heathen editor, Joe Attard, is pretty darn confident that there is no God. In fact, he's putting his soul on the line by tackling Pascal's Wager.

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Taking Pascal’s Wager: why I'm not betting on God’s exis...

Let’s get something straight: I don’t believe in God. I’d put any amount of money on it. If there was some kind of celestial bookmaker who’d take my wager, I’d cash in my life savings and stake the lot without a second thought. In fact, I’m so confident that I’m chancing the biggest gamble imaginable by putting my soul on the line and challenging Pascal’s Wager. What is Pascal’s Wager? In the 17th Century, philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal came up with a proposition/logical device that weighed up the pros and cons of believing in the existence of God. It goes something like this... The wager! Assume ther...

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Forget FOBTs: new study finds that our genes mak...

A Californian study has revealed that a love of gambling is actually a trait some people are born with, coded in their DNA.

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Forget FOBTs: new study finds that our genes make us gamble

A Californian study has revealed that a love of gambling is actually a trait some people are born with, coded in their DNA . Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley discovered that, when playing a simple competitive game, particular dopamine-regulating genes influenced a person’s brain whilst they were betting. Blame it on the dopamine                      Dopamine has been described as “the Kim Kardashian of molecules.” Dopamine is a brain chemical that works as part of our mental reward and pleasure seeking system. It has been linked to motivation, addiction and lust and has even been des...

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