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Senior Citizens’ Guide to Casino Gambling

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These days, it’s no longer necessary to make the trip to your nearest land-based casino in order to get your fix. Yes, the excitement that one feels when walking into a casino that’s bustling with bodies and dazzling you with the flashing lights. The electric atmosphere is one of the main reasons that players continue going back, time and time again.

The online casino industry in Canada has enjoyed exponential growth in recent years. The entire world is going through tough times right now; this has certainly been a driving force behind the explosion of online casinos.

Instead of having to leave the comfort of your own home to play your favorite games, you can now do it from your couch, or anywhere that has an internet connection. The online casino is just that, a casino that operates completely online. You’ll be able to access it from a multitude of devices, including smartphones, laptops and tablets.

We talked with our author Conrad Brennan (check profile) about what senior citizen gambling is. 

Senior Citizen Gambling

Aging citizens have always had an affinity for games of luck. Take a look at bingo, for instance, often considered to be a game played by your granny or grandpa at a bingo hall in your community. Things have not really changed that much, it seems as if more and more seniors are turning to online gambling.

The new statistics are showing that the vast majority of people who exhibit gambling problems are in the older age group. There are numerous reasons being sighted as the cause. Among these, is the fact that brain function tends to slow with age. This tends to affect cognition, therefore making aging citizens more susceptible to being enticed by the thought of winning life-changing sums of money off a single.

Retired citizens have a vast amount of free time on their hands and this is a major contributing factor to the number of seniors suffering from gambling problems. With so much time and so little to fill it with, there’s no wonder they are turning to their favorite past times to while away the time. 

Due to the online casino industry boom, it is now easier than ever for seniors and retired citizens to start gambling without even needing to leave their home. Always gamble responsibly and remember, you’re there to have fun.

How to Choose an Online Casino

There are literally thousands of online casinos that you’ll be able to find with a simple internet search. However, there are a number of factors that one needs to consider before signing up and depositing any real money. A massive bonus will be offered in online casino Canada real money, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find great online casinos in your country. Here are a few things to consider before joining.

Operating Licenses

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There are so many online casinos available that finding one is not the hard part. The first fact you need to be sure of is whether or not the casino is in fact legal and operates under a license. Always join a casino that has been granted a license by a reputable authority, such as, Malta Gambling Authority or the United Kingdom Gaming Commission amongst others.

Fairness

Another key factor is to determine whether the casino does offer games that are truly fair and completely random. This is a prerequisite for every casino, so if they can’t guarantee this, rather look for another casino. eCOGRA is a third-party auditor, they are a trusted name in the industry, should you see that they are responsible for determining the fairness of games, you can play with peace of mind.

Game Selection

All online casinos will have a ton of games; however, the best will ensure they offer a plethora of games in every category. Obviously, you as the player will need to decide which casino is best for you.

Games you’ll come across at the majority of casinos include the following:

  • Table games; blackjack, roulette, poker, baccarat.
  • Slots; video slots, progressive jackpot slots.
  • Scratch cards
  • Keno
  • Live Casino Games

Live Casino Games

Recently, live casino games have become incredibly popular with players from around the globe. It’s no wonder why in all honesty, considering the current problems facing the world. Being able to play in real time with players from around the world, with a real dealer, is the closest you’ll come to being in an actual casino. Just make sure you have a stable internet connection to ensure a hassle-free game.

Banking & Security 

This is yet another factor that cannot be overlooked. Ensure the casino you plan to join has a solid selection of payment methods available to use. These should include card, cheque, EFT and cryptocurrency choices. Look for a casino that utilizes secure socket layer encryption technology for maximum security.

By ensuring that all these boxes are ticked, you’ll guarantee your safety when using the casino’s facilities. Now, all that’s left to do is have fun and play responsibly.

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Adrian Dater - Kiss and Larry Bird fan. Writer with @Gambling and @Bookies. Previously Denver Post, SI, Bleacher Report to name just a few.

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