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Savvy Senior: How to know when an older parent has a gambling problem

 

November 25, 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...



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