Category Archives: Senior Citizens

Tough Luck for Seniors in Casino Land

Seniors often name gambling as their favorite form of entertainment.  Casinos spend millions with marketing incentives for the over-fifty-five crowd, from buffets and wheelchairs to having a supply of adult diapers on hand and even an in-house pharmacy.  As casino …

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Casinos use complimentary services to lure seniors

This article from Psychology Today shows how casinos use offers for free services- such as a free room or meal- to trick seniors into playing. In some cases, when the gambler is addicted enough and has enough money, these free …

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Impacts of casino gambling on seniors

This article from Deseret News details how seniors are affected by going to casinos. Seniors are often one of the most vulnerable groups to problem gambling, with some studies finding that up to 70% of seniors have gone to a …

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More and more seniors struggle with gambling addiction

Seniors are among the fastest-growing groups of problem gamblers in America. Being unable to make up their losses after retirement, senior citizens often plunge themselves farther and farther into debt, gambling away their retirement savings for which they worked their …

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Gambling winnings, even when offset by losses, cost seniors more than you would think

This article, from The Wall Street Journal’s “Market Watch”, shows how gambling winnings can cost seniors dearly when tax day comes. Even if they are balanced out by losses of the same amount,  certain tax rates can skyrocket, leaving seniors …

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