Growing Old Gambling
NET’s original documentary focuses on the growth of problem gambling in the Baby Boomer generation.
With more time and financial resources, experts say Baby Boomers are more at-risk to become caught in the grip of out-of-control gambling. In the Midwest, there are both state and tribal run casinos, and lottery, keno and sports betting are easily accessible. Seniors often gamble as a social activity, and when the wagering becomes a problem, recouping financial losses can be difficult, if not impossible.
NET’s original documentary focuses on the growth of problem gambling for Baby Boomers. It features personal stories from those who’ve suffered emotional and financial consequences, as well as guidance from leading experts in crisis intervention and the treatment of gambling addictions in older adults.