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Old 08-26-2011, 05:44 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Well, I'm a normal person and I dont consider either of those activities a vice. How judgmental are you that you say "a few minutes" of gambling is ok? I live in an area where retirees take a bus to area casinos and spend the day there. If they want to lose a little $$$, or a lot, whose business is it? And, if I want to sit in my house and sip margaritas all day, whose business is it? Good grief...
You are so right. There was a time in this country when it was considered absolutely normal to have a few drinks with dinner, or go to a bar or a casino and have some FUN. Personally, I love casinos. I can play the nickel slots for a several hours for $20. Where else can you get that much entertainment and fun for just $20?

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Old 08-26-2011, 06:10 PM
 
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My opinion: It's none of your damn business.
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:26 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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My opinion: It's none of your damn business.
Well, yeah.
But with that sort of attitude you wouldn't get 40+ comment threads on inane topics.
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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You are so right. There was a time in this country when it was considered absolutely normal to have a few drinks with dinner, or go to a bar or a casino and have some FUN. Personally, I love casinos. I can play the nickel slots for a several hours for $20. Where else can you get that much entertainment and fun for just $20?

20yrsinBranson

Me too! $20.00 is my limit. I figure I can afford to lose that much if I lose. I have only been to Vegas once but am going back again this December. I get to stay for free so I figure even if I lose my $20.00 I am ahead of the game.

I have been to the Indian casinos in Oregon of which there are a few but I didn't gamble there. Just had a nice meal and watched others play the games.
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Why do you think they're spending their Social Security? Maybe they're spending their pensions or their savings.
They are after our pensions too
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:34 PM
 
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Well, yeah.
But with that sort of attitude you wouldn't get 40+ comment threads on inane topics.
I got at least one more when I posted. Yours. And a couple of rep points.
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:08 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?
Okay, I reread this and I see you mention "viable alternative." I guess I don't get why you are calling this activity an "alternative" rather than just another activity for Seniors when suggestions for activities are asked for.

So you have not seen anyone suggest casinos as something Seniors can do as well as fishing, traveling etc. I am sure there are many activities that haven't been suggested. I think people are wondering why you decided to single this particular one out.
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:36 AM
 
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THERE ARE NO INDIAN Casinos in Eastern PA. We have to be happy with Atlantic City.
Why would you need Indian casinos when gambling is legal in PA and there are plenty of commercial casinos in the state?

And why would you need to go to AC to gamble when you have casinos in Philadelphia (among other places in Eastern PA)?

How about Harrah's for example?

Gaming at Harrah's Chester. Poker, Slots & Table Games
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:06 AM
 
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My wife's mother, in her early 80's at the time, would take a tour bus to an Indian Casino in So Calif at times. She only played the nickle and dime games, but had a good time.
We've gone to Indian Casino's in So Calif, Colorado, North Carolina and here in Florida. We don't spend hours playing, but will gamble some. We win some, we leave, we lose some, we DEFINITELY leave! Actually, I was shocked at the amount of Senior's at the Hard Rock in Tampa. I told my wife, "it looks like every Senior Center in the U.S. is here!". One thing for sure, the excitement level isn't nearly as high as at a casino with much less Senior's! They weren't playing the "dollar" games, but every seat was taken in the penny, nickle and dime ones. As for me, I do much better (most of the time) playing the dollar ones, but will go to the quarters at times.
But, I can see what the OP is wondering about........for as many Senior's that do go to Indian Casino's, nothing is said about Senior's gambling in Senior type magazines.
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Petticoat Junction
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My opinion: It's none of your damn business.
..but where's the fun is that?
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