Online Slots Designed For Sucess Win or Lose

Published Tuesday, April 26, 2016 -
Online Slots Designed For Sucess Win or Lose

There’s a quote in a book called The Addiction Algorithm by Natasha Dow Schüll that really captures the question of the thrill of taking a risk while playing a slot machine, a gambler said, “People always think it’s about chance, where you don’t know which way it’s going to go. But for me, I knew exactly how it was going to go: I would either win or I would lose.” The activity reduces the whole world to very clear-cut options. It reduces that gray area of risk.

There are certain ways players are manipulated by technology and we should be aware of how it can affect our ability to be responsible when gambling for real money. In an interview with the author Dow Schüll posted by the Ethnography Matters web location she said, “addiction is in a large part a question of the timing of rewards or reinforcements, or the so-called event frequency. So it makes sense that if digitally-mediated forms of gambling like slot machines are able to intensify the event frequency to a point where you’re playing 1,200 hands an hour, then they’re more addictive. Waiting for your turn at a poker game, by contrast, isn’t as fast, there are lots of pauses and lots of socializing in-between hands. Slot machines are solitary, continuous, and rapid. Uncertainty is opened up and then it’s closed so quickly that it creates a sense of merging with the machine.”

The suggestion is there are online slot game designs that are built to get a person into the zone fast creating the possibility that overspending could occur. Reasonable efforts are being made by the industry to help online gambling fans stay in control and get help counselling which is being made easily available. The essence is to have a good time while playing at an online casino but to keep in mind how much time and money is spent.

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