Why gambling and alcohol do not mix:

A call for the review of the regulation of the supply of alcohol to people while gambling.

Effect of Alcohol on motor skills and judgment/perception

Visual functions

  • Even small doses of alcohol may cause longer eye fixation time, tunnel vision and defective attention switching.
  • The response time of both eye movement and accommodation may be lengthened and there is a significant reduction in tolerance to glare from light.

i.e. Because of these effects, the high speed decision making requirement in the environment of a casino (for instance), would put someone under the influence of alcohol at a disadvantage.

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