Gambling in Your Golden Years

6614364 1Did you know that nearly fifty percent of all visitors to casinos are over the age of fifty? Senior citizens are the fastest growing gambling population in the nation. They are drawn to the fun and excitement of casinos, enjoying the entertainment, the food and drink, the youthful atmosphere and yes, the thrill of the win.

A Growing Population
Baby Boomers are hitting retirement age, and as they settle down into their golden years, many head to casinos. In 2012, the casino industry netted over $35 billion, and much of that came from senior citizens. Gambling is a higher profit industry than even professional sports, and the trend is only going up.Watch Your Things
Seniors tend to be more trusting than young people. This comes from growing up in an era with different values and a more solid economy. As you head for the slots, make sure you keep your valuables with you at all times, and out of sight. Never leave a wallet, purse or mobile phone laying around where someone can grab it. Meeting new people can be enjoyable, but just be cautious.

Have a Limit
Especially if you are on a fixed income, make sure you stick to your limit. It might be a good idea to set a daily limit so that you know when the time comes to cut off your time at the slots and head to dinner or to enjoy another attraction like a museum, show or cocktail.

Ask for Help
If you find yourself in a confusing situation and you’re not sure how to get where you’re going, or what’s going on around you, ask for help. It’s not a sign of weakness to grab a casino staff member, explain your situation and tell them you need a pointer. Remember, the staff is there to help you and make sure you have a good time. A simple question can get you back on track enjoying your games!

If you are a senior citizen looking for a great time at a local casino, Emerald Island Casino is the perfect casino for you! Emerald Island Casino brings you the best and newest penny slot games.  We also have a great restaurant, Emerald Island Grille, that’s open 24/7. Emerald Island Grille serves American-style cuisine, including daily specials and traditional holiday meals, created for your enjoyment.

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