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What's the Appeal?

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 5:54 pm
by Administrator
In addition to opportunity, accessibility and the possibility of winning a big jackpot, older adults typically gamble for one or more of the following reasons:

• Boredom – Due to an overabundance of leisure time after retirement, limited availability to other social activities or general physical limitations.
• Loneliness – Often caused by relocation after retirement or the loss of a spouse, child or lifelong friend.
• Escape – Usually stemming from an inability to cope with loss or other emotional and physical traumas associated with the later stages of life.
• Excitement / Social Interaction – Generally due to a lack of opportunities to socialize.

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