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Gray gambling: How gaming impacts seniors

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  • Kings Court Alpine, UT
    July 11, 2014 5:36 p.m.

    Who cares? A lot of seniors gambled in the stock market when they were younger, and if they want to gamble their money at the casino, that is their right. We don't need the government telling us what to do.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    July 13, 2014 10:35 a.m.

    I'm always reading in the newspaper about old people getting taken by fraudsters. Presumably this is because as people get old they are less mentally capable. With all these old people gambling, it 'seems obvious' given their diminished mental capacity there are those among them that are getting into trouble financially because of their gambling. Getting into increasing debt, spending the equity in their house, or going hungry between their income checks.

    I pray when I get old my financial senses don't leave me. Knock on wood.

  • Jamescmeyer Midwest City, USA, OK
    July 15, 2014 7:17 a.m.

    If I wanted things to do, I'd keep doing other things I enjoy doing. Heavy exercise may be out of the question at that point, but I could still read, study, or design.

    If I just really hated my money and didn't want it, I'd give it away productively.