03/24/2012 : U.S. EAST COAST POKER FANS ARE MAINLY WOMEN
New survey delivers some surprising statistics
Would be online gambling operators in the US Northeast megalopolis region will be studying a new survey on internet gambling demographics with interest this week, following its release by the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism at Richard Stockton College.
The Northeast megalopolis or Boston–Washington complex is the heavily urbanised area of the United States stretching from the northern suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts to the southern suburbs of Washington, D.C., and includes New Jersey and New York.
In essence, the study found that online gambling appeals more to women and the younger set. A sample of 3,000 people resident in the area was surveyed, with between 16 and 25 percent expressing a willingness to play games like blackjack, craps, slots, baccarat, poker and roulette online.
A surprising 40 percent of female respondents favoured Internet poker compared to 13 percent of males, whilst 25 percent of respondents under 30 said they would be happy to gamble online. However, in the 30 to 49 age group only 1 in 10 respondents said they would be comfortable gambling on the internet.
The survey has a 1.8 percent margin of error.