Is it a true addiction? Is the spread of casinos feeding this problem? Who is the troubled gambler? Is treatment effective?
Dick’s guest, Keith Whyte, the director of the National Council on Problem Gambling, dispels several myths and explains the magnitude of this problem in the United States.
“There’s a winning phase and a losing phase, and for most people, that’s it,” Whyte said. “For problem gamblers, there’s a losing phase and a desperation phase.”