Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas

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Index
access hypothesis, 374n27
accursed share, 226, 230
action gambling, 24, 109, 119, 123, 210, 378n20
actor network theory, 19–21, 231, 312n5, 323n88, 324n93
actuarial addicts, 245–47, 254, 256. See also actuarial self.
actuarial self: and addiction recovery, 245–47, 254, 256; and machine gambling, 198, 201–03, 208–09, 279–81, 307; traits of the, 191–92, 206, 363n9, 363n13, 369n16. See also maximizing self.
Adams, Peter, 199
Adams, Randy: on the art of market research, 141–42; attending GA meetings, 294; on gamblers’ false perception of winning, 121; finding out what the customer wants, 137–38; on gambling as entertainment, 168; on video poker and the zone, 177–78; adaptation hypothesis, 263, 364n89, 374n27
addiction: actor-network theory approach to, 19–20, 323n88; and affect, 17, 223; alcohol, 318n55, 369n18; cognitive behavioral theories of, 270, 375n46, 376n49, 376n52; and the concept of equilibrium, 244, 368n9, 370n18; and consumption, 243–45, 337n77, 368nn7–8; cultural theories of, 183, 317n47, 337n73, 368n8, 370nn25–26; cybernetic conception of, 135–36, 351nn94–95, 368n9, 369n18, 380n24; and the death drive, 223; D.W. Winnicott on, 360n24; and event frequency, 18, 130, 322n72, 346n26; expanding scope of, 242–44, 243f, 318n51, 368n8; and flow, 167–68; history of term, 318n51; as an individual predisposition, 14–1, 262–63; medical classification of, 14–16; and modern life, 317n47; neuroscientific understanding of, 263, 321n70, 368n10; as the product of an interaction, 17, 19–21, 167, 231, 244, 263, 321n62, 321nn68–69, 323n88, 367n15; role of technological innovation in, 107–08, 118, 128, 130, 132–33, 136, 323n84, 350n89, 351nn94–95; tobacco, 261, 318n55, 373n14. See also addiction recovery; gambling addiction; pathological gambling; problem gambling.
addiction-detection algorithm, 283–84, 288, 378n82
addiction recovery: and the actuarial self, 245–47, 254, 256; casino funding of,

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