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4 Reasons Older Adults Are Vulnerable to Gambling Problems

They’re called the “Golden Years,” because historically, the ages of 65 and older have been considered an idyllic era when one finally reaps the rewards of a lifetime of hard work. Seniors are supposed to retire to the comfort of their homes, sit back and watch their grandchildren grow, free from many of the responsibilities they once had.

However, if senior citizens turn to sports betting in Atlantic City or other forms of gambling in their retirement, they could be particularly susceptible to developing a gambling problem. 

Here are four reasons why: 

When gambling problems are unchecked, they can cost seniors dearly, both emotionally and financially. If you or an elderly loved one is exhibiting some unhealthy tendencies while betting on sports in Atlantic City, playing the lottery or gambling online, support can be found via the 800-GAMBLER helpline. Call any time of day, seven days a week, to speak to one of our compassionate representatives.

Sources: https://www.ncrg.org/discovery-project/gambling-disorders-and-older-adults

https://www.socialworktoday.com/archive/031109p18.shtml

https://consumer.healthday.com/encyclopedia/aging-1/misc-aging-news-10/seniors-and-gambling-647558.html