The Gambling Clinic
The Gambling Clinic
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    Debunk the myths about slot machines
    According to an annual AGA survey, the slot machine consistently is named the public’s favorite casino game. However, despite their popularity, there are a lot of misconceptions about how slot machines work. The main point to remember is that each spin or play is a completely random event independent of any spins that came before it. A lot of the myths about the machines fall apart when you consider this fact. Learn more about how slot machines operate by downloading...
    “Taking the Mystery Out of the Machine: A Guide to Understanding Slot Machines.”
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    Boredom behind rise in gambling
    Bored miners are fuelling an unprecedented splurge on Mackay poker machines with the region's monthly pokies losses surging past $6 million...
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The Gambling Clinic

Just thinking about talking to someone about a gambling problem can be scary, but knowing how to start can help you find the courage to have the conversation.

First, be informed. Before starting a discussion, learn about problem gambling and the resources available by visiting this site and/or contacting us, calling the State of Tennessee Redline (800-889-9789), or contacting Gamblers Anonymous.

Here are a number of resources to help make the conversation go smoothly…

Coping with A Spouse’s Gambling (PDF)

Adolescent Gambling (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions about Problem Gambling (PDF)

Gambling Among Older Adults (PDF)

Myths about Gambling (PDF)

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