Are Women Smarter Gamblers?


23rd August, 2012 at 13:51:45

New survey finds that women spend longer gambling but lose less than their male counterparts

The Live website in the UK has completed a study of its player statistics that has thrown up some interesting details on how women and men differ in gambling styles and success.

The study covered a player base of 10,000 punters spread over two websites, reports Michael Charalambous, a director of Right Casino Media.

The study looked at three casino games baccarat, blackjack and roulette to study how men and women prefer to play.

It shows that men far exceed women in terms of player numbers. But whilst some 82% of regular users are men, it's the ladies who are clocking up the most time, playing 9 hours on average per month as opposed to 6.5 hours for men.

At the same time, women appear to be more conservative about how much money they bet. On average, a single deposit by a female player totals £ 67, while for men it's £ 94. As a result, the average amount lost by the ladies each month is nearly a third less than their male counterparts £ 221.66 versus £ 309.12.

The age stats reveal more about sites' demographic than any āEURĖœbattle of the sexes'. The average age of female players is 29, while the average age of the men is 33. Punters are mostly young professionals male and female with a couple of hundred sterling to spend in an online casino each month.

One of the more revealing sets of data is the types of game played by each gender. There's not much in it for both blackjack and baccarat, but roulette appears to be preferred by women:

Game Men Women

Roulette 49 pc 62 pc

Blackjack 33 pc 27 pc

Baccarat 18 pc 11 pc

Our stats show that, though the ladies are a little warier of betting big than the men, they lose less money in the long run," a spokesman for the operator said this week.

"As with most appetites, men tend to be āEURĖœhungrier' and consequently more reckless with their gambling. They also tend to prefer games with an element of skill, such as blackjack, while the women tend to put their faith in Lady Luck, heading straight for the random chance of the roulette wheel."

The operator has constructed an infographic illustrating the results, which can be found at:

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