You Bet Gambling Is Addictive

Winning money -- even the mere prospect of it -- stimulates the same parts of the brain that respond to cocaine, according to researchers

Ask traders on the chaotic floor of commodities exchanges, horse players lined up at the windows at the track, or senior citizens feeding one-arm bandits at a casino. Why do it? Many of them offer the same explanation for taking financial risk -- "It's like a drug."

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