March is the month for problem gambling awareness. Last March 1st, the state of Michigan organized its Problem Gambling Symposium. It was the 11th edition of the annual event.
Even though our blog Tropfest is from New Zealand, our team is constantly committed to learning about gambling and addiction problems worldwide. We want to do as much as we can to help.
Our website is dedicated to promoting the best gambling movies in history. Most of them are set in the United States and are deeply rooted in the incomparable American gambling culture.
It is only natural that we study gambling patterns and rehab initiatives in the United States to better do our job.
And there is one final reason why Tropfest is so interested in this gambling symposium. The focus of the event was highly related to the work we do on this blog: gambling perception versus gambling reality.
Many unreasonably fantasized perceptions people have about gambling come from cinema productions. Gambling-centred movies often present the world of casinos as fun, exciting, charming, sensual and life-changing.
Even when a gambling movie realistically depicts addiction, it somehow ends on the main character turning their life around, going back on the stake tables and making a fortune.
On Tropfest, we will bring you our selection of the top 10 gambling movies of all time. Some are raw and honest, while others are pure action and entertainment. We just want to highlight that we will never advocate for unconscious gambling.
Head online and search about the latest problem gambling symposium in Michigan. The main topic was brilliantly covered and really caught the attention of our movie buffs.