Friday, February 26, 2010

Don't Gamble With Your Life: Gaming Industry Targets Boomers And Seniors

Guess what could cause your cardiac or neurological problems, migraines, ulcers and other physical maladies? Something that appears unrelated--like an addiction.

The number of older gamblers is rising since there are more opportunities to gamble including on the internet. When younger people are working, older audiences are purposely being lured by the gaming industry into the casinos. In fact, many believe that boomers and seniors are their "bread and butter."

Often a gambler has to hit rock bottom before agreeing to treatment. When that happens, consult with Gamblers Anonymous or National Council on Problem Gambling.

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Diane J Standiford said...

I was shocked at the seniors (many smoking or on oxygen) at a local casino, just pulling the slot handle and staring numbly. Sad. I have only gone twice. Won a few hundred each time and split.

Ms. 50something said...

It really depresses me to see the people who can least afford to lose at the slot machines and tables. I can read the anxiety on their faces.