A recent arrest in Cyprus proves that gambling is an old problem, as Cyprus Mail reports:
FORTY TWO women aged between 75 and 85, including a 95-year-old from Limassol, were shocked on Sunday when police raided their card game and confiscated their €100 in betting money.
Also, I have to disagree with a woman quoted in the same article:
The only thing police achieve by doing such raids is to ridicule women of a certain age
Not at all, no. I think police only ridicule themselves, not the women of a certain age.