You Think Men Are Better Gamblers in CASINOS? The Truth Might Surprise You



Gender in Context: It’s Still (Mainly) a Man’s Man’s Man’s World

Context is critical. The background struggle for overall equality is always an underlying factor, with every research paper and study into the differences between the sexes. Traditionally, men have been the risk takers and women the family makers. This is an inherited, historical, gender bias that still resonates today.

Times change. In 2016, the playing field is more even. Sports betting is still largely a man’s game but it’s even money on the casino floor, with regard to gender. Add bingo to the mix and the XX chromosome really starts to make its presence felt.

One of the most recent studies into the behaviour of online casino players was conducted by the State of New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement. New Jersey is home to Atlantic City, the gambling destination second only to the betting Mecca of Las Vegas. New Jersey controls more than 90 per cent of the regulated US online casino and gambling market. The only other states that currently allow online casino-style gambling are Delaware and Nevada.

The report reveals that in the top 10 per cent of the most active online casino gamblers, women made up more than half the group. Overall, women counted for 40 per cent of the demographic betting at online casinos. To counter this: men made up approximately 90 per cent of the online poker subgroup.