Spain: Online poker attracts the most of players
The third study of the industry of Spanish poker published by the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), the equivalent of the ARJEL in France, has indicated that Spain is a country favorable to the practice of online games, and that players prefer more casino games, sports betting, bingo or lotteries. Online poker attracts numerous gamers in Spain, among whom the majority are degree holders: university degree (52%) and post-graduate diploma (9%). In online casino gaming, the rate of degreed players decreases by 48% for university degree and 8% for post-graduate diploma. In Spain, 81% of players of online poker are men, among whom 68% are less than 34 years old. But slot machine attracts the most of young players of less than 34 years old (78%).
According to the DGOJ, online poker presents less risks of addiction, even if gamers spend more than one hour to play on it. In fact, 83% of players of online poker admit to have sessions of at least one hour, against 58% and 57% for players of bingo and casino games. The attendance is also higher compared with other online games, but gamers are ready to stop the game in case of absolute necessity, which avoids the problem of addiction. 16% of players of poker play everyday, and 39% for at least once a week. 47% of poker players can stop easily their session if important event occurs. That is encouraging compared with answers of players of casino and gambling machines, respectively 30% and 27%. 1,027 Spanish admit having played at least once in 2013.
Thursday, 20 March 2014
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