Online Slots Study Shows More Play For Fun Rather Than To Win

City_Stock_TradingA 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

Mohegan Sun Chooses Ongame For Their Online Poker Site

Better_PerformanceOngame 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.