I know someone that earned a very high income while they were working and now receives a fantastic pension. Before they retired, they were gambling occasionally for fun. Closer to retirement, and just afterwards it began to get more frequent.
All income was spent on gambling, as well as loans. The person decided to go back to work at another job to help pay the bills.
Now the person has no savings and is working to pay off debt. As well, they have chosen to request that the casino not allow them on the property. They banned themselves from gambling and recruited the help of casino staff to ensure they wouldn't even be allowed near the casino.
I hope they can eventually enjoy their retirement with the money they earned for doing the hard work they did. I'm glad the money is no longer being put into slot machines or on top of card tables.