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Wednesday, June 21, 2017


What about women???

Hi Lynnette,

Good question. This study only included men. We agree that more research is needed in this area, especially research including women.

Thanks for reading The BASIS.

I agree wholeheartedly that more research is need in these areas. I am a Disordered Gambling provider in Michigan. I have noted that over the past 10 years, a significant number of clients have been male gay as well as female gay. Common denominators appeared to be utilizing the casino as both an escape from the reality of the outside world and as a place where they felt they could be accepted regardless of their sexual preferences but just simply because they had money to spend. The casino appeared to be a place where everyone is welcome and treated equally--non-judgmental environment--where they could just relax and be themselves. Therefore, they are more likely to go more often, more apt to spend more money, more apt to lose more money, more apt to develop an addiction.

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