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Thursday, January 25, 2007
Industry report profiles online gamer

According to an industry funded study, the average online gambler has the following profile.

For poker:

  • Be male (73.8%)
  • Be aged 26-35 (26.9%)
  • Play 2-3 times per week (26.8%)
  • Have visited more than 6 poker sites in the preceding three months (25%)
  • Have played for 2-3 years (23.6%)
  • Play for between 1-2 hours per session (33.3%)
  • Play one (24.1%) or two (24%) tables at a time
  • Play both cash games and tournaments (34%)
  • Play at big-blind (minimum stake) levels of 25p to 1.00 (61.2%)
  • Play with 6-10% of their bankroll at a table at any one time (23%)

    For casino:

  • Be female (54.8%)
  • Aged 46-55 (29.5%)
  • Play 2-3 times per week (37%)
  • Have visited more than 6 casinos in the preceding three months (25%)
  • Have played for 2-3 years (22.4%)
  • Play for between 1-2 hours

    The study was carried out by the Nottingham Trent University in the UK on behalf of an industry consortium, involving nearly 11,000 players from 96 countries.