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By Dr. Panayiotis Papadakis

In recent studies scientist were abel to isolate a specific gene that is commonly shared by all passionate gamblers. The gene is called the D-2 receptor, but is more commonly known as the "gambling gene."

DNA: gambling gene

The original studies were conducted on 68 individuals that volunteered to donate their blood for DNA analysis. From a scientific point of view a pull of 68 individuals does not produce enough data to draw any conclusive theories. So, we repeated those experiments in our own lab, except that we used 68,000 subjects, instead of a mere 68. The results were scary, to say the least. Of 10,000 individuals with the gambling gene a total of 97% were able to gamble naturally, when put in a gambling environment, without any instructions or encouragements. But none of the individuals without the gambling gene were even able to put down a wager, without major hesitation. In fact, 91% of individuals without the gambling gene had to be classified as non-gamblers. The remaining 9% of those without the gene were still able to gamble, but their actions were less natural and spontaneous, compared to the subjects with the gene. A small percentage of individuals without the gene appeared to gamble without much hesitation, but they still did not appear motivated, even after winning a few wagers.

We've always attributed these anomalies to environmental influences and wrong upbringing. But after extensive scientific experiments we've concluded that the gene plays the dominant role in the behavioral patterns of gamblers (later studies showed the primates have the gambling gene, too).



If a baby is not born with the gambling gene the child may have difficulty gambling, even later in life. What's even worse is that the child may develop into the kind of person that is not even able to properly comprehend the potential of gambling.

If you are pregnant, ask your doctor to do a genetic screening, between the 16th and 20th weeks of your pregnancy, to find out if your baby carries the gambling gene. If not, there are always options available, such as a termination of your pregnancy. Although abortion may be a heartbreaking decision you have to think of the big picture, i.e. the future of your baby and your descendants. Abortion is not the end; you can always try another time. What we do know is that without the gambling gene, your child may have difficulty even entering a casino, let alone put down a wager. And this weakness will be passed on to your child's offspring.


The solution - Gene therapy

For those that have already been born, abortion is no longer an option. But the NCIG does have a solution, even for adults that have not been fortunate enough to have been born with the gambling gene.

We are currently developing a genetically engineered retrovirus that will be able to reprogram the existing DNA of any individual (even adults). A retrovirus works somewhat differently from any conventional virus.

A conventional virus attacks a living host cells and destroys the cell's DNA in order to reproduce itself, and also kills the host cell in the process, then consequently attack more cells. However, a retrovirus infests a cell and only reprograms part of the the DNA of the host cell, without dismantling the entire DNA strand and without killing the host cell. DNA is basically composed of repeating units of nucleotides. Since nature does everything through trial end error, some individuals end up with DNA strands that are incorrect. Our retrovirus fixes those errors; in the process, the retrovirus also reproduces itself by "borrowing" some of the nucleotides that float around the cells cytoplasm and nucleus. Furthermore, since a retrovirus is by far less aggressive, our body's defense system may not even try to fight it as it often mistakes the virus for an enzyme.

A virus can reproduce itself in billions of copies per hour. The newly-produced copies of the retrovirus will then repeat the process until every single DNA strand in the body has been genetically modified by chromosomal integration of the gambling gene. In a sense, this is an artificially induced mutation. The procedure is safe and cost effective.


What is the procedure?

We will give you an injection, to "infect" your body with our genetically engineered retrovirus. As the retrovirus starts reproducing itself and reprograms your DNA, one cell at a time, you may feel a bit weak. This is almost like a flu-type symptom, but not nearly as unpleasant. However, you may still want to take it easy for a few days as your DNA gets reprogrammed. In about a week the virus finishes its work and stays in your system. Technically speaking you are still "infected" because you are now a carrier of this virus. But the virus is harmless. The good news is that our retrovirus can actually also be sexually transmitted, so others can benefit form your "infection" without even having to come to us. And can you think of a more fun way to spread a virus?

So, once your DNA has been properly reprogrammed you will feel like a different person, which you are. You are now ready to gamble.


Gambling an ideal recreation which provided not only the hope for a sudden windfall of much needed cash, but also the ideal pastime to occupy the brain. We recommend DNA screening and a free consultation, today.


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