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Old 08-25-2011, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I see so many seniors at local indian casinos so I assume this must be a popular activity for senior but I rarely see it mentioned as viable alternative to fishing, traveling, etc...

Why?

What are YOU doing at all those Casinos that you are seeing so many Seniors?
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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What are YOU doing at all those Casinos that you are seeing so many Seniors?
Love that question.....LOL

Remember, I am the one early on that said I drink and gamble.

My mother was one for exploring. When she retired/relocated, she was offered day trips to casinos (where is not important). Well my mother had never been in a casino in her life and I was concerned, so I questioned her about it.

She said well she was going with friends and they were also meeting new people (like themselves) on the bus. The trip included "chits" for gamling and lunch, etc. so it sounded like fun to her, so she went.

She then asked me if I thought she was "stupid" enough to get in over her head? I replied that based on your answer, not yet. She said thank you. I said but if I think you are, I will step in. She said as I would with you.

I admit, I did check/inquire about the trips and found out she did one every few months or so thus not enough for me to be concerned about.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:01 PM
 
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accufitgolf, where I live, buses take people to Louisiana casinos and the fare is dirt-cheap. I've always wanted to go but I dont relish the thought of that long (3 hours each way) bus ride. Maybe someday I'll get up the nerve to try it. Your post is encouraging. Thanks.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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What are YOU doing at all those Casinos that you are seeing so many Seniors?
Now that's a great question. What do you think I am doing at the casinos? Of course I'm there for the "free" entertainment and some gambling occasionally.

What I meant when I asked why I've never seen posts that talk about something a lot of seniors do for fun in reality as a viable activity. Why should any body care what senior people do with their money?
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:42 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Now that's a great question. What do you think I am doing at the casinos? Of course I'm there for the "free" entertainment and some gambling occasionally.

What I meant when I asked why I've never seen posts that talk about something a lot of seniors do for fun in reality as a viable activity. Why should any body care what senior people do with their money?
Less for them; the greedy bastids!
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Less for them; the greedy bastids!
They have already gone after Police, Firemen, Teachers, Public Employees and the families of our Military, why not seniors
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Old 08-26-2011, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I say if people want to spent their time in Casino's thats what they should do. Spending time in a Casino is not appealing to me at all, but we are all different. If its enjoyable for someone and they can afford it. Then go and enjoy.
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Old 08-26-2011, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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As I see it, people think that if seniors spend their money in Casinos they are getting too much.
The only solution to that would be to cut back on Social Security.
Between that and my "bloated public pension" it's getting easy to figure who is out to get me
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Old 08-26-2011, 05:39 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I see so many seniors at local indian casinos so I assume this must be a popular activity for senior but I rarely see it mentioned as viable alternative to fishing, traveling, etc...

Why?
Nobody questions why young people love their video games so much. It's the same kind of thing. Video Games for codgers.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 08-26-2011, 05:40 PM
 
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As I see it, people think that if seniors spend their money in Casinos they are getting too much.
The only solution to that would be to cut back on Social Security.
Between that and my "bloated public pension" it's getting easy to figure who is out to get me
Why do you think they're spending their Social Security? Maybe they're spending their pensions or their savings.
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