Why doesn’t Connecticut talk more about gambling addiction?

Should we be more worried about gambling addiction?

While Connecticut already has two of the largest casinos in the world, many support allowing a third one to be built, in addition to expanding other avenues for gambling. But, why aren’t more people talking about the effects of problem gambling? Mieum Media sat down with three experts on the topic to give people a fuller perspective on this often overlooked issue.

Extended interview with Stephen Matos:

Extended interview with Dianne Goode and Art Mongillo:


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#2: “Reasons to Oppose Expansion of Casino Gambling in Connecticut.” No More Casinos in Connecticut, nomorecasinosinct.org/reasons-to-oppose-expansion-of-casino-gambling/. Accessed 1 Apr. 2019.

#3: Vox. “The Problem with Video Gambling Machines.” YouTube, 17 Jan. 2019, youtu.be/_Wb2Rddn3nk. Accessed 1 Apr. 2019.

#4: /r/problemgambling. Reddit, reddit.com/r/problemgambling. Accessed 1 Apr. 2019.

#5: Department of Consumer Protection. “Gaming Revenue and Statistics.” CT.gov, portal.ct.gov/DCP/Gaming-Division/Gaming/Gaming-Revenue-and-Statistics. Accessed 1 Apr. 2019.

#6: Grabianowski, Ed. “How Casinos Work.” HowStuffWorks, 1 May 2007, entertainment.howstuffworks.com/casino.htm. Accessed 1 Apr. 2019.

#7: “Gambling Facts & Stats.” PBS: Public Broadcasting Service, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/gamble/etc/facts.html. Accessed 1 Apr. 2019.

#8: Schwartz, David G. “How Casinos Use Math To Make Money When You Play The Slots.” Forbes, 5 June 2018, http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidschwartz/2018/06/04/how-casinos-use-math-to-make-money-when-you-play-the-slots/#542e0d7994d0. Accessed 1 Apr. 2019.

#9: University Libraries Center for Gaming Research. “Connecticut Gaming Summary.” gaming.unlv.edu/abstract/ct_main.html. Accessed 1 Apr. 2019.

#10: “$pringfield (or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling).” The Simpsons, Season 5, episode 10, Fox, 16 Dec. 1993.

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#12: “JAY-Z – Show Me What You Got.” YouTube, 17 Dec. 2009, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS4U-HAHwps. Accessed 1 Apr. 2019.

#13: Bedner, Eric. “Sports Betting Hinges on Tribes.” Journal Inquirer, 1 Apr. 2019, http://www.journalinquirer.com/newsletters/sports-betting-hinges-on-tribes/article_4e917fca-5496-11e9-96b5-07115eea63a2.html. Accessed 1 Apr. 2019.

#14: “What Is Gambling Disorder?” American Psychiatric Association, http://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/gambling-disorder/what-is-gambling-disorder. Accessed 1 Apr. 2019.

#15: Koerner, Brendan. “How One Man Hacked His Way Into the Slot-Machine Industry.” Wired, 16 July 2011, http://www.wired.com/2011/07/ff-scammingslots/. Accessed 1 Apr. 2019.

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#18: Pazniokas, Mark. “CT Lottery Tickets Could Soon Be Available Online.” Connecticut Post, 15 Mar. 2019, http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/CT-Lottery-tickets-could-soon-be-available-online-13692729.php. Accessed 3 Apr. 2019.

#19: Spyros, Brian. “State Senate Votes in Favor of New Casino.” WTNH, 24 May 2017, http://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/plans-to-build-connecticuts-third-casino-move-forward_20180322104104985/1068710022. Accessed 3 Apr. 2019.

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#21: “GTA San Andreas Gambling Skill.” YouTube, 15 Apr. 2013, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AKs2SzOeaU. Accessed 3 Apr. 2019.

#22: “Family Guy – Lois Loses The Car Gambling.” YouTube, 17 Jan. 2019, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wROfIp4oL6Y. Accessed 3 Apr. 2019.

#24: Song in video: Crouch, Chad. “Northern Pintail.”

#25: Outro Song: “Fill Me In” by Atwaters featuring Yeon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW0iKqFMoxo Used with artist’s consent. The contents and views of this video may not necessarily be shared with the artist.