The Dark Side of the Casino: The Problem of Gambling and Addiction

Casinos are often portrayed as a realm of glamor, glitz and excitement. The beckoning flashes of slot machines, the stimulating screams of dealers at the blackjack tables, and the intoxicating thrill of spinning the roulette wheel symbolize the enticing world of risk and reward. Behind the hype, however, is an aspect that is often overlooked: the possibility that gambling can turn into a compulsive and addictive habit, turning pleasure into an addiction.