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Gambling addiction a greater risk for seniors

March 24, 2014
By NICOLE DROZDIEL, MSW - Prevention/Gambling Addictions Beacon Light Behavioral Health , Times Observer

Gambling (or playing a game of chance for money or other stakes), is a popular activity for people of any age; and senior citizens are no exception. While most adults can gamble without any problems or negative side effects, senior citizens appear to be one population that has a higher likelihood of developing difficulties moderating how much they gamble. There are several reasons why we see more senior citizens developing an addiction to gambling then the general adult population (2.9 compared 1-2 percent).



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