Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Advisor

Morris, Teresa

Second Advisor

Denham, Teresa

Third Advisor

McCaslin, Rosemary


Fifty-two individuals 60 years of age or older participated in this research study. This study is of significance because as opportunities to gamble are becoming more available and accessible, older adults are participating in gambling activities for leisure and recreational benefits. This phenomenon is of concern because older adults may be at risk for problems related to gambling that they may not be able to recover from. Furthermore, senior center directors and social workers need to know how to assess, evaluate and intervene with older adults who may have gambling problems or problems related to their gambling behavior.

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