Arcade Players Loses the Plot!

556655Whilst visiting an amusement arcade is often seen as a way of passing some time, one recent visitor to an amusement arcade in Italy soon discovered the lure of playing these relatively low stake gaming machines can often turn sour, and as such he embarked on a manic 12 hour playing session.

Staff could only watch as the player fed coin after coin and note after note into their slot machines in the arcade based in Bergamo a small town near Milan, Italy, and whilst the customer on first appearance seemed quite in control, his demeanor soon started to change.

After a mind boggling 12 hour slot machine playing stint he became a changed man, ranting at how the slot machines must be rigged or fixed, and after racking up over the equivalent of £19k in losses his behavior was such that the police and an ambulance had to be called, where upon he was sedated and taken to hospital.

When we hear of stories like this, is often begs the question why didn’t the staff at the amusement arcade realize the man in question must have had some form of problem if not only with gambling but some other type of illness or mental stress.

Playing slot machines for 12 hour sessions whilst not impossible is somewhat rare and there will always come a point when playing slots, more so in amusement arcades, that even if you win the jackpot on a machine you will never be in a position whereby you have recovered your losses.

Should you have problems of any type in regards to playing slot or fruit machines, then as always we would suggest you seek help from any of the many different support groups and gambling addiction charities that are available.

The way in which this poor man had to be removed from the amusement arcade is a timely reminder to all of us where such gambling addiction problems can lead. Let us hope he gets help with his demons and makes a speedy recovery.

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