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I can answer questions regarding addiction to slot machines, video poker and blackjack machines, and VLT's. I am the author of the book, (writing as Ian B. Williams), "Slot Machines: Fun Machines or Tax Machines? A Technician Reveals the Truth About One-Armed Bandits", ISBN 1-55270-049-6 published by Productive Publications

Experience in the area

I have over ten years experience as slot machine technician for two major North American casinos, and have done extensive research into slot machine addiction causes and treatment.

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Author of the book, (writing as Ian B. Williams), "Slot Machines: Fun Machines or Tax Machines? A Technician Reveals the Truth About One-Armed Bandits", ISBN 1-55270-049-6 published by Productive Publications.

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Certified Gaming Machine Repairperson

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2014-11-19 troubled soul:

Cardy, although this falls way outside of my just answering questions related to actual slot machines and there is a multitude of problems here that I just cannot help you out with, for the gambling addiction

2013-09-03 interview with an addiction counseling professional:

Roxana, sorry but I am not an addiction counselor. I'm a former slot machine technician who writes material related to root cause of what I think initiates and propagates slot machine addiction, which

2010-09-22 Financial problem by "generous/show off addiction":

Delphine, I'm sorry but my expertise is only on addiction to slot machines, nothing else, and your situation is way outside that. The only thing I can suggest to you is to check you local yellow pages

2010-08-18 help.:

Desirai, you will never get that $1000 back no matter how much more you play. You will simply end up spending even more money. Delete Facebook and any other bookmarks for gambling sites you have, look

2007-10-13 gambling addiction:

Paul, since you do acknowledge that you have a gambling urge, you need to contact some type of local gambling information centre in your area, whether it is Gambler's Anonymous or other type of organization

 

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