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Slot Machines - Big With Seniors, But Bad For Their Brains

From shuffle board to slot machines, more seniors are trying their luck at casinos.

According to a new report, the number of seniors going to casinos has doubled in the past 40 years. More than half of all the people visiting casinos are now over the age of 50.

Slots are a favorite for over 75% of older Americans.

But that is not all good news.

More older women are getting addicted to the slots! And, according to the report, the lights and sounds from slot machines can hurt the aging brain, especially for people who already have memory problems.

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