Gambling can become a problem for adults over the age of 65 as easily as any other age group. Older adults are often drawn to the convenience of gambling close to home, being able to begin gambling with low amounts of money and having a safe and pleasant place to go and enjoy some time with friends or alone.
Did You Know
- 2% of older adults in Maryland are problem gamblers.
- If you smoke, drink alcohol and/or use drugs, you are at a greater risk of a gambling problem.
- A Gambling problem affects 7-10 people (including family, friends and co-workers)
Adult children worried about older adult gambling problems should be aware of the warning signs: