AtRiskPopulations

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Problem/Pathological Gambling: At Risk Populations Kierstyn Prindle,  HTM 419 April 2011
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Elderly: A Growing Population Baby-boomers reaching retirement age; oldest of this  generation turns 65 this year Baby-boomers didn’t grow up with strict restrictions or  prohibition of gambling like other generations did This generation is expected to be in better health and  more affluent that previous generations In 1998, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Bureau  found that  30%  of all visitors were over 60 years old;  current estimates are around  40%
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The Baby Boomers are Growing Up
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Elderly: Mixed Opinions NORC, 1999: pathological gambling has a  lower than  average  prevalence among affluent/elderly not more likely  to gamble in casinos than non-elderly 34%   of all calls to Arizona Gambling HELPLine concerned  gamblers  55 years  or older 11%  of  elderly surveyed got a score of 5 or above on the South  Oaks Gambling Screen questionnaire (indicates probable  pathological gambler
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