A Few Fun Facts About Online Gambling
Now that we’ve looked at the more serious stuff, let’s concentrate on some of the more interesting areas of gambling. Keep reading and be amused by at least one pearl of wisdom to share with anyone willing to know:
Men Are More Likely to Gamble
Let’s begin with some insights in terms of the demographics of online betting. 10 percent of all Internet users are believed to be active gamblers, and it is estimated that men account for more than 75 percent of players at the moment. However, despite this dominant portion, more and more female players are joining. Besides, the average gambler is over 32 years old, although young men are more interested in becoming problem gamblers due to their impulsivity – in fact, 8 times more likely than women.
Slots Are the Most Popular
An interesting fact about slot machines – they used to reward players with chewing gum, which could be traded later for cash! This is the reason why many of the machines have fruit symbols, just in case you ever asked. Several studies have found that over 75 percent of online casino operators’ profits generated from online slot machines. We have said that whether you win or lose is completely depend on luck, but even though you win big prize, the casinos still benefits a lot more than you. Incredibly, the vast majority of revenues of online and offline casinos worldwide comes from penny slots – i.e. the games with the lowest stakes. Besides, z80% of regular slot gamblers play online, rather than at land-based casinos.
The Biggest Win Ever
Online gambling is so fun, especially playing progressive jackpot game which can also be extremely lucrative. As the jackpot raises with every bet that is put on, some jackpots can be enormous. In 2015, Jonathon Heywood, an British ex-soldier bet 25p and won a massive £13.5 million. However, the biggest jackpot win is by a Finnish man in 2013 with €17,861,813. There is even a video recording his winning spin online.