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Santa Fe New Mexican 

The 'feminization of gambling'


November 9, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Chris Danner, like a lot of slot machine players, started gambling to win money.

Eventually, she played the slots to escape.

When seated in front of a slot machine, Danner thought only of winning a big jackpot. She forgot about the controlling husband who always was concerned about money, her escalating gambling losses, her feelings of shame and guilt.

In April 2012, after about three years, Danner hit bottom. Her husband had cut off her access to the couple's bank accounts, but she forged his signature on checks to get cash anyway. She gambled away the money and had...

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