Today Brad turned 82 – I hit 75 last month – this has got me ruminating on the subject of aging and gambling. Brad and I are slowing down some; we definitely can’t put in the long video poker sessions we used to do in the past. Two hours and I start looking at my watch and we start discussing our quitting time.
However, when we play on any casino’s Senior Day, we actually feel almost like youngsters, even when Brad is using his cane and fiddling with his hearing aid. There are wheelchair jams in the aisles and you have to be careful that you don’t bump into the oxygen tanks and walkers all over the place. But we don’t complain about this; actually this scene is inspirational for us. People can overcome a lot of medical obstacles if they have a strong desire to do something. Hopefully, we will be enjoying Senior Days in casinos for many years to come!
This subject reminds me of a comment someone made – perhaps here in a past blog , I don’t remember exactly. It had been reported that some company had an idea for one of the casinos in Laughlin to put in a shop that would sell sex merchandise. I haven’t heard that this plan ever was put into action, but I will never forget the comment some wag made – most definitely a young person I am sure: “After visiting Laughlin many times, the sex shop would only be a historical museum for most of the clientele.”