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Counselors zero in on problem gambling among elderly

9:00 AM, Mar. 16, 2013
Experts gather in Green Bay, discuss problem gambl...
Experts gather in Green Bay, discuss problem gambl...: The Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling has its 14th annual statewide conference in Green Bay this week.
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Experts are learning that gambling addiction is especially problematic among people age 65 and older.

"The problem they have is that it's often engrained in their social life, so they don't want to give it up," said Pat Jirovetz, a psychotherapist from Oshkosh.

Jirovetz was among 16 presenters at the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling's 14th annual statewide conference, held Thursday and Friday at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay. ...

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