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Savvy Senior:

How to Know When an Older Parent Has a Gambling Problem

 

November 28, 2019



Dear Savvy Senior,

I’m worried that my 76-year-old father has become addicted to gambling. He spends at least two days a week at an Indian casino about a half-hour’s drive from his house playing slot machines. What can I do?

Worried Daughter

Dear Worried,

Problem gambling among older adults is unfortunately on the rise. Studies suggest that more than 4 million Americans, age 65 and older, could have a gambling problem. The reasons behind this growing problem are because seniors have time and money on their hands and the influx of casinos that have cropped up around the country have...



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