The Gambler Essay

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  • Motivations of Pathological Gamblers

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    Center (NORC), the National Gambling Impact Study Commission (NGISC) states that there are two and a half million individuals who fall into a state defined as a pathological gambler, another three million are considered problem gamblers, and roughly fifteen million more could be considered “at-risk” (NORC, 1999). A pathological gambler is one who has a severe uncontrollable urge to gamble despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop. This project proposes to address the need to keep a casino

  • Gambling : Effects On Gamblers

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    Gambling: Effects on Gamblers For centuries, people have allowed themselves to enjoy a particular pleasure in the form of gambling through activities including; poker, sporting events, lottery, bingo, and slot machine. Gambling has become more widespread in the modern times than it was in the 1920s’. However, modern technology has revolutionized gambling, which allowed it to prevail throughout time. Technology has been able to help gambling to evolve from a game that is played at a casino to a game

  • The Psychology of The Gambler Essay

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    The Psychology of The Gambler   In Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The Gambler, we are presented with a novel whose protagonist is what we would call today a problem gambler.  The gambling mania of the story's hero, Alexei Ivanovitch, is a mirror of Dostoyevsky's own gambling compulsion.  The heroine, Polina Alexandrovna, represents a woman Dostoyevsky had as a real lover.  Polina is the stepdaughter of the General, who Alexei works for as a servant.  The General shows paranoia over gambling from the

  • Gambler Will Reilly Analysis

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    Gambler Will Reilly plays a hefty role in this novel. From taking in Val to making the Russian Prince Pavel furious in Europe Will made his way around. Eventually getting himself killed by three different people while walking out of the bar. Throughout the book there are 3 main searches going on. The first search being Van looking for a place to bring Val, second Prince Pavel trying to find Will, and third Val trying to find Wills killers. Van gets stuck with a difficult choice after Val’s mom

  • Gambling Is A Part Of All Of The Characters

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    Gamblers This film explicitly demonstrates that gambling is a part of all of the characters’ lives.. The one character who does not gamble for most of the Film is Bernie because he had such bad luck and was a recovering problem gambler. Even Bernie caves into gambling at the end of the film by betting all of the money he had on the craps table. The film does not focus on any specific character gambling and shows hundreds of men and women gambling during the movie. The different faces gambling only

  • The Allegory Of Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler

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    Western Civ November 22, 2015 The Allegory of Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler The decline of the Weimar Republic marked a time of great concern over how post-war Germany would shed its authoritarian past and reinvent itself. Feasibly, no other film from this era could so adeptly capture the history of immediate-postwar Germany than Fritz Lang 's Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler. Fritz Lang’s melodramatic tale of an elusive and depraved gambler, or ‘player’ as it’s literally translated, is actually an allegory

  • Gamblers : The Hard Rock Casino

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    Dejan Duric Professor Dr. Constance Bailey ENG 100E 16 November, 2015 Gamblers At the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi you can find gamblers in all shapes and sizes participating in various gaming activities. However, at 3 am on a Monday night you will find a handful of people at the blackjack table huddled over their cards as if they are afraid they will magically disappear. They all have different reasons for gambling. From the 21 years old celebrating his birthday, through the 75 years old veteran who

  • Essay on Gambling Addiction

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    for money. If one is truly a pathological gambler, just like lying they cannot stop unless they are helped. When gambling it is very difficult to come to the realization that one is addicted. They simply do not want to believe this because all there fun must finally come to an end. If it does not they will be on track to mess up everything they have worked so hard to accomplish. When someone is addicted to something, the addiction stems

  • The Issue Of Problem Gambling

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    Introduction to the policy you have chosen and why that policy is important
 This paper will explore the issue of problem gambling, specifically focusing on problem gambling as a major issue in Australian society. It will also compare Australian gambling institutions with other international gambling institutions including Las Vegas and, more importantly, Macau. Gambling can be defined as an activity involving a participant who allows for something of value or money to be put at risk. This includes

  • The Case Against Legalized Gambling Essay

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    could exist, but indeed it does exist. In Maryland alone in 1990, there were at least 50,000 compulsive gamblers (CQ 782). Doctor Valerie C. Lorenz, Executive Director of the Compulsive Gambling Center, has done several studies on compulsive gambling, and has given several statistics which show how compulsive gambling is closely related to crime. Her studies show that 99 percent of compulsive gamblers commit crimes, 25 percent end up in the legal system for bad checks, forgery, fraud, embezzlement from