Is Video Gaming the New Gambling ?

Online gaming is the new gambling — regulate it too!

The evidence is prevalent today on the addictive, gambling like design of so-called video games. Natasha Dow Schüll, an anthropologist and professor, is also the author of Addiction by Design ( 2012). She has spent years studying how slot machines hold gamblers, spellbound, in an endless loop of play. She never imagined the addictive designs which she had first witnessed in Las Vegas, would go bounding into Silicon Valley and reappear on virtually every smartphone screen worldwide.

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