While the economic downturn has led to some to rein in their spending, some seniors budgeting for retirement living still find a little left over to splurge on one-armed bandits and green felt tables presided over by well-dressed dealers.
The majority of casino visitors last year were baby boomers and seniors, up to about 60 percent in a survey conducted by Ypartnership, according to an Associated Press report.
And being as patrons are becoming more impatient, one company official told the news provider, recent new additions to gambling may offer retirees additional options to enjoy their hobby.
In a bid to help pay off state debts, more betting options have recently become available in two Northeastern states, Delaware and Pennsylvania.
While Atlantic City is only a few hours south, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania the Sands Casino Resort opened Memorial Day Weekend with slot machines and video poker games, according to a Star-Ledger report that said further plans may include a convention center at the former steel mill.
In Delaware, the first state to adopt the U.S.
Constitution is now the first along the East Coast to allow sports betting, thanks to a recent state Supreme Court ruling.