A study by Oregon State University has shown that the majority of players that normally only choose the game of online slots do this for a hobby with very little interest in a big win.
Slots offline have normally been in bars for decades and people use the change from a drink to play on the slots so this does make sense.
These study’s are the foundation on what the online gambling market live or die by because they provide a rare insight into the minds of players which allow the casino marketing teams and retention teams to target accordingly.
Around 75% of offline casino revenue comes from the slots and in some cases known from online casinos the slots are what keep them in business but it seems rather then the high rollers they target they should be targeting the hobby players that don’t care about making up losses.
Slot players typically fall into four groups: bored people looking for something to do, players seeking a buzz, people who want to have fun and people looking to relieve stress. The last group, the “relaxation gamblers,” tends to be the most educated and affluent. Those players make up the majority of gamblers in the United States, according to surveys by slot manufacturers.
As for specific games, almost three-quarters of progressive players said their favorite game is “Wheel of Fortune.” “Jacks or Better” was by far the most popular video poker game
Ongame poker network is the chosen network for the online version of the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut.
Many of the old offline brick and mortar casinos are moving very quickly to fill the void from the banning of online gambling in the USA through the Ill conceived ports act in 2006.
Online casinos such as Partygaming and 888 lost the majority of their players when the USA forced payment processors out of business and as the brick and mortar casinos use their branding and stature to enter online poker through websites it is clear the online company without a presence in USA will never recover.
Early 2013 is the hopeful date for the launch of mohegansuncasino.com and it is expected that they will be a dominant player in the online space quite quickly due to not having to worry about legalities like non USA casinos.
This move to use Ongame for the Mohegan Sun Online Poker site is a first by an East Coast operation and it seems to some like a core part of the strategy of the casino moving forward.
The Tribal Gaming Authority of Mohegan own and operate the Mohegan Sun casino and since it opened in 1996 the casino has become the second biggest casino in the USA, employing 10`000 local people mainly tribal to create a 2007 declared revenue of $1.62 Billion.
A banking adviser called David James Collins stole over £70,000 from his fathers bank accounts to feed his online roulette addiction.
Collins 23, who had been sentenced and put in jail back in 2010 for stealing money from his fathers accounts and when he was released from prison into the custody of his father it seemed it was not long before the theft started again.
£10,000 went missing from the bank accounts belonging to the father of Collins at which point the father decided to try and deal with the problem himself.
The £10,000 was just the beginning this time and over the next few weeks the theft increased due to the spending of upto £3,000 a day at the online roulette tables leading to a fraud amount to as much as £72,000.
Judge Rowlands said in sentencing “you had the gall to apologize again and to repay him – while all you were doing was taking money from another account to pay him back”.
Collins was jailed for 21 months in February 2012 but was released soon after and this is when the next offenses took place while he was still under licence.
For several years now the hub of the online casino industry marketing industry has been based has been in Israel.
Israel is a tech hub and several of the Gibraltar Casinos such as Casino.com and 888.com have day to day online casino operations on the rock but they have their marketing teams in Tel Aviv and other big Israel City`s.
With the recent war on the Gaza strip it seems the online casino industry is feeling the tension and the marketing efforts of the last few weeks have been in a drastic decline.
Operation Elgar is part of an initiative by a council in London to eradicate illegal gambling machines that operate without a license from Haringay.
This is the third operation to try and clear out the unlicensed machines called `Operation Elgar` and was deemed a success.
Law enforcement officers in London visited seven different businesses, such as social clubs, snooker halls and fried chicken shops which resulted in a large amount of illegal roulette machines being seized.
Councillor Nilgun Canver said `These kinds of gambling machines encourage people of all ages to spend money they cant afford and this often results in the kinds of anti social behavior we see”.
The council in Haringay will be continuing to work with the gambling commission and the police to remove all these machines from the area.