Addiction by design : machine gambling in Las Vegas /

"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. Addiction by design takes readers into the intriguing world of machine gambling, an increasingly popular and absorbing form o...

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Main Author: Schu⁺ll, Natasha Dow, 1971-
Format: Book
Published: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2012
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: mapping the machine zone
  • Interior design for interior states: architecture, ambience, and affect
  • Engineering experience: the productive economy of player-centric design
  • Programming chances: the calculation of enchantment
  • Matching the market: innovation, intensification, habituation
  • Live data: tracking players, guiding play
  • Perfect contingency: from control to compulsion
  • Gambled away: liquidating life
  • Overdrive: chasing loss, playing to extinction
  • Balancing acts: the double bind of therapeutics
  • Fix upon fix: recipes for regulating risk
  • Conclusion: raising the stakes