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10.23.2007

asian americans and gambling addiction

PRI's The World has an interesting story on the increasing problem of gambling addiction in the Asian American community, particularly in California, where the very first Gamblers Anonymous meeting conducted in Chinese now regularly meets: Asian Americans struggle with gambling. There's no doubt, this is a serious problem plaguing our community in an alarming, sobering way. Rates of gambling addiction among Asians in the U.S. are up to ten times higher than the general population. That's downright shocking. And frankly, the gaming industry is loving it, with casinos now going out of their way to specifically attract and cater to Asian customers. It's big money. Too learn more about gambling addiction and the Asian American community, visit this page over at Asian-Nation.