Online gambling has been booming for years and has been fueled worldwide again by the corona pandemic. In a new study, UK opinion research agency YouGov investigated the motivations for players around the world to gamble online in online casinos, slot online, online poker, etc. One of the key points is that for most people, having fun is a priority.
Attitudes towards gambling
41% of gamblers around the world use online gambling for pure entertainment and entertainment. This attitude is especially noticeable in Anglo-Saxon countries, especially the United Kingdom (49%), the United States, and Australia (48%).
According to this, 41% of players around the world use online gambling for pure entertainment and time. This attitude is especially noticeable in Anglo-Saxon countries, especially the United Kingdom (49%), the United States, and Australia (48 ch).
In a representative survey,
YouGov surveyed 17,300 people aged 18 and over from 13 countries from March to April. 17% of them say they have played online at least once in the last 12 months. When it comes to gambling types, 61% of poker players have fun first. This is also very noticeable among online sports betting (57%) esports (55%) fans, and slot machine players (53%).
Profit and wealth dreams also motivate
In addition to pure fun elements, the dream of an economically carefree life is one of the most important reasons why many players gamble online. According to the institute, almost one-third of the people surveyed say they dream of great wealth while playing.
The High-Profit Outlook also allows many people to gamble online for money. Here, especially lottery players (42%) and ticket buyers (40%) want quick bargaining chips or win holidays, homes, or cars.
Gambling to Minorities
According to YouGov, anyone who sees online gambling as a reliable way to increase their income is a minority. Only 11% would have given this as the reason for their game. Behind this are factors such as increased knowledge of games (18%) and socializing with family and friends regarding gambling (12%).
At the same time, the institute investigated the reasons for opposition to gambling in the subject’s opinion. 28% couldn’t give a specific reason, but 24% were skeptical that the chances of success were low. Lack of financial means to participate in online gambling was also frequently mentioned (22%).