Daily Mail – slot machines create trance-like state in gamblers

Slot machines really do lull gambling addicts into a trance, researchers find; the ‘slot machine zone’ is the idea that problem gamblers prefer slot machines, this is because slot machines are fast and allow for a continuous style of play, people experienced with slot machines lose track of time and their surroundings, and the researcher say there is potential for slot machines to be designed in a way that promotes more responsible use by disrupting the slot machine zone state.