GAMBLING AT ELECTRONIC MACHINES - is it an addiction?
Recent decades have seen a dramatic shift away from social forms of gambling played around roulette wheels and card tables to solitary gambling at electronic terminals. Slot machines, revamped by ever more compelling digital and video technology, have unseated traditional casino games as the gambling industry's revenue mainstay. Addiction by Design takes readers into the intriguing world of machine gambling, an increasingly popular and absorbing form of play that blurs the line between human and machine, compulsion and control, risk and reward.
Drawing on fifteen years of field research in Las Vegas, anthropologist Natasha Dow Schüll shows how the mechanical rhythm of electronic gambling pulls players into a trancelike state they call the "machine zone," in which daily worries, social demands, and even bodily awareness fade away. Once in the zone, gambling addicts play not to win but simply to keep playing, for as long as possible--even at the cost of physical and economic exhaustion. In continuous machine play, gamblers seek to lose themselves while the gambling industry seeks profit. Schüll describes the strategic calculations behind game algorithms and machine ergonomics, casino architecture and "ambience management," player tracking and cash access systems--all designed to meet the market's desire for maximum "time on device." Her account moves from casino floors into gamblers' everyday lives, from gambling industry conventions and Gamblers Anonymous meetings to regulatory debates over whether addiction to gambling machines stems from the consumer, the product, or the interplay between the two.
Your guide on how to have fun and understand the crazy environment that is today's Las Vegas
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LAKE LAS VEGAS. Thirty minutes south of the Las Vegas Strip there arethe soothing waters of a 320-acre freshwater lake and 10 miles of shoreline highlight the Lake Las Vegas residential paradise. Visitors are welcome to come and see the town, its resorts, its restaurants, its clubs and its homes.
LAKE LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT - PROOF TAVERN
Proof Tavern is an upscale American Tavern and gaming establishment providing patrons a diverse collection of breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Guests can enjoy a full-service bar with specialty craft cocktails, wine and spirits along with 15 video poker machines. We had two (2) big burgers, homemade french fries and a salad for $10.83 on Sunday 7/22/2108. On Sundays Proof has been having two-for-one burger plates.
GREEN VALLEY RANCH CASINO. There are many big casinos off the Vegas Strip. Their rooms and meals are often less costly than on the strips. These are worth a visit, for their value and the opportunity to meet with people who either live in Vegas, or visit often. On a recent visit to Green Valley two of us had a huge buffet. While we did not eat till we were sick, many visitors just love to sit around at the "Fiesta" buffet to eat and eat. Green Valley recently requested diners to not spend more than two hours at their tables. The total cost for two $15.91 (*). One favorite is the FIESTA'S Mongolian station, where you can build your own Mongolian dinner with your choice of vegetables, pork, chicken, beef and shrimp with a range of sauces.
Learn more: >https://greenvalleyranch.sclv.com/ <. * Our dinner was a 2 for 1 special. You will need to join "STATIONS CASINO" to get these special awards. Without the reward this would have cost us $31.98. At $31.98 it would still have been worthwhile.
WOLFGANG PUCK'S only off the strip restaurant. "Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at Downtown Summerlin is now open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Puck .. showcases the master chef’s contemporary version on the classic, American bar & grill. The approachable lunch and dinner menus feature Puck’s signature comfort food and is designed to accommodate a variety of occasions, from swift business lunches with colleagues to leisurely meals with family and friends or the perfect celebratory or date-night destination. he seasonally driven menu offers a variety of healthy salads, handmade pastas and pizzas from the wood-burning oven, grilled poultry, steaks and seafood plus a daily rotating list of chef specials. On our last trip we had a delicious veal parmigiana dinner and a meatloaf dinner. Both cost us a total of $20.70, using a myVEGAS coupon. https://wolfgangpuck.com/dining/wolfgang-puck-bar-and-grill-summerlin/
FOREIGN CAR REPAIR SERVICE. If you're in Las Vegas and need repairs on your imported car, be sure to visit Sunset Auto Imports Service (1300 N. Boulder Hwy.
Henderson | NV | 88011
(702) 568-5353 contact@SunsetAutoLV.com). Ask or Mike and your sure to get Mike to answer. The four top people here are Michael (a.k.a "Michael"), Michael (a.k.a. "Mikey"), Michael (a.k.a. "MD') and David (a.k.a. "Not Mikey"). It has great reviews on YELP and has received many awards for customer excellence.
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