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Class, In the article, "Two Studies show disparate triggers for gambling" argue that the closer you are to living by a casino the more likely you are to become a problem gambler. My first thought was that the article does not address the inner motivations and relying on a geographic location seems like an obvious answer.
What are your thoughts? Do you think in general that proximity to things makes you do those activities. Could we make the same argument for someone who lives near the ocean would become a compulsive surfer?
Is there a better way to identify triggers? How might one recognize a problem gambling triggers even if they were not close to a casino, because nowadays all you have to be close to is a computer? Would you rely on or select one or two factors that might indicate a trigger? Could you use Mayor Bloomberg's theory that drinking large sodas makes us obese? Are there parallels to gambling and does this help explain our understanding of triggers?