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60 Minutes Devotes 13 To Modern Slot Machines

By Chuckmonster on Monday, 10th January 2011 7:46am
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60 Minutes has devoted 13 of this weeks episode to explaining slot machines to the world. Of course, they talk primarily to slot machine addicts, not the millions of us who know how to play and walk away.

Dr. David Schwartz, Director of the UNLV Center for Gaming Research, calls this 60 Minutes program "bad journalism."

Watch it here:

Tagged: slot machines   


Comments & Discussion:

I watched the segment and came away with the understanding that new slot machines are, in fact, addicting to septuagenarian, caucasian women.

Like crack.

I'd almost love to write a piece on your site about this story.

I don't necessarily disagree with anything in the story and view it simply as informative about some of the consequences of more casinos. Even assuming everything said was true, they do not conclude that it should be stopped or that gambling is bad. If states want to allow gambling they should do it based on a freedom of choice argument. I agree that there is a moral hazard issue if states are allowing gambling solely to fill their budge gaps.

I enjoyed the government spokespersons (Massachusetts) whose state is run by spend-a-holics who couldn't cancel a government program if it meant the solvency of their kids. I'm sure they have equal passion to save the poor unwashed from fatty foods, second hand smoke, booze and flourescent light bulbs.
Gotta love Rendel, he should have mentioned to Leslie in her do-gooder approach what her show did to Audi with it's ridiculous slander a few years ago.

The MIT professor was kind of a fox.

I enjoyed the old guy in the car, cruisin' down that beautiful highway. Oh, wait. That was the boner pill commercial.

I watched a minute or so then was distracted by a viagra commercial. The message is if we had better erections we wouldn't need slot machines.....NO????

@donnymac, try the Sex In The City slots after Viagra. lol.

Max bet, max bet ,max bet.... I'm having fun! ha ha!

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