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For an increasing number of older citizens, retirees ages 65 and up, casino gambling has become a new form of recreation and entertainment. Older adults now form the largest age group of annual visitors to Las Vegas and have become a significant segment of the population who frequent riverboat, Indian reservation, and the commercial gambling casino industry.

This NebFact discusses the prevalence, gambling opportunities, consequences, and common signs of senior gambling. It also discusses where to go for help for these senior gamblers.