In the US gambling has become a prevalent activity. Surveys have been showing a regular increase in the number of people who are getting hooked on to gambling every year.
There are analysts who claim that according to their findings these gamblers spend more money on gambling than on any other sort of items which include video games, movie tickets, theme parks, etc. or any of these put together.
Since this time there have been a number of reports on how gambling has been penetrating into the society. There are still many studies that are going on which still do not have evidence and haven?t yet got their conclusions on senior gambling.
This sure is a problem and not a simple one. Among about 7000 seniors, a survey shows that bingo is a game that most of them go in for to have fun and get entertained at the same time.
The number of senior people has also been increasing over the years. A few years back it was only about a twenty percent and now it has been raised to about fifty percent. This only proves to show that gambling is also increases with the seniors and not only the young people of the world.
Due to the reason that many of the seniors have already got their ‘nest eggs’ you find that a huge number of them have enough money to gamble and do not find it difficult financially.
For those who want to know why senior gambling is gaining popularity today can read below a few facts which will give you an idea on it.
1. Seniors do not have much to do in their old age and gambling is one activity which is gratifying as well as lucrative at the same time.
2. Deteriorating opportunities and lack of attention for their social activities have also been a reason for the increase in number of senior gamblers. They find that gambling helps them in forgetting the hard realities that they are facing in life at least for a little while.
3. One other reason why seniors tend to gamble more than before is that they get their retirement’s funds or nest eggs and hence have enough money to waste on gambling. The more the money in their hands, more are the chances of them being able to gamble.
4. Most of the seniors do not gamble for more money. They just gamble to have fun and get some satisfaction.
5. There are also more privileges that the senior gamblers can make use of and hence it is more convenient for them to gamble and also enjoy the pleasure.