Poll Are you spending more or less on gambling during the Covid-19 lockdown?

Are you spending more on gambling during the Covid-19 lockdown?

  • Yes, I am spending a lot more than usual on online gambling.

    Votes: 77 19.2%
  • Yes, I am spending a little more than usual on online gambling.

    Votes: 84 20.9%
  • I am spending about the same on online gambling.

    Votes: 147 36.7%
  • I am spending less than usual on online gambling.

    Votes: 93 23.2%

  • Total voters
    401
  • Poll closed .

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Meister Member
webmeister
PABnonaccred
MM
Joined
Mar 29, 2015
Location
London
I haven't made a deposit for weeks now for two reasons:

(1) Way too busy at work so little or no time to play
(2) I normally combine my gambling with streaming and for ethical reasons I don't find it correct to stream my play whilst people are locked up at home
 

xraymitch

Newbie member
Joined
Sep 5, 2004
Location
UK
That's the question - due to the fact that you are more than likely stuck at home, are you spending more or less now on online gambling?

Are you gambling more with a decreased bankroll? Or have you increased your bankroll and are betting more than usual? Whatever the answer is, why? Is it out of boredom? Are you using the money you'd be spending on gas at the casinos? Has the lockdown affected your gambling behaviour?
I have played a lot more on the slots but for reduced stakes per spin. My increased slot play has led to a growing disenchantment with the slots machine industry and this morning I have decided to call it a day and give up playing on the slots.
 

irish-ranger

Senior Member
MM
Joined
Sep 1, 2018
Location
United Kingdom
I haven't made a deposit for weeks now for two reasons:

(1) Way too busy at work so little or no time to play
(2) I normally combine my gambling with streaming and for ethical reasons I don't find it correct to stream my play whilst people are locked up at home
Nice one mate hopefully when this crap is lifted your decision will reep some rewards
 

chuchu59

gambling addict
PABnonaccred
CAG
Joined
Sep 26, 2004
Location
SOMEWHERE IN ASIA
Ever since I retired last Dec I have been playing more online and even more so due to the coronavirus. Prior to yesterday I hadnt been outdoors for more than 3 months as my health conditions arent exactly ideal. With there being no local infections in Hong Kong for more than 2 weeks I went to the hospital yesterday to have my blood taken prior to an appointment this Friday.

As always guys, please wear your face masks as this is one prime reason why we have no local infection cases recently. Schools and businesses will resume soon over here.
 

gstack

Registered
Joined
Oct 26, 2019
Location
New Zealand
I am spending less during this pandemic lockdown the kids and things to do around home were keeping me busy. I'm not a massive spender anyways like I could deposit $20 with a bonus just to wager it if you know what I mean I get more of a thrill having that goal of wagering their bonus tasks but yeah I've deposited once during these 5 weeks and that was out of bordem
 

Fiekie247

Experienced Member
Joined
Aug 7, 2017
Location
South Africa
I am spending a bit more than usual online gambling, however my bets have decreased from the standard $1 to about $0.40 on average most times and sometimes $0.60 since I play more and make more deposits a day. I do not claim any bonuses anymore, so straight cash.

Also I have been in profit during this period and noticed I have more bigger x250 - x500 wins on lower bets than the $1 range.

I also think my gambling will stay above average now for a very long while, because now it was confirmed I can work permanently from home now.

However with above said, I still stick to my monthly $200 gambling budget(Yeah I know its little, but I am a small/low roller gambler and for most its for the fun). If I lose it, I wait for the next month to play, unless I get a freebie from some casino or make a win from Social Tournaments and manage to make a withdrawal for some extra cash for more online play.
 

MartiniMan

high octane booze, works for me!
Joined
Oct 22, 2017
Location
earth
I normally combine my gambling with streaming and for ethical reasons I don't find it correct to stream my play whilst people are locked up at home
My hat tilts to you Sir. That's a very respectable, and decent stance to take. A few casino operators, affiliates and such, could learn a thing or two, from following your ethics.
 

Onlyme

Newbie member
Joined
May 3, 2020
Location
Redcar
That's the question - due to the fact that you are more than likely stuck at home, are you spending more or less now on online gambling?

Are you gambling more with a decreased bankroll? Or have you increased your bankroll and are betting more than usual? Whatever the answer is, why? Is it out of boredom? Are you using the money you'd be spending on gas at the casinos? Has the lockdown affected your gambling behaviour?

There seems to be a growing concern from the main stream media - and from the politicians that follow it - that people are throwing caution to the wind and blowing their savings out of being bored stuck at home. What say you?
I play every day anyway im use to being on lockdown im agoraphobic and live on my own and playing bingo and slots passes the days away and im quite lucky to be honest i always gain by the end of the night lol
 

MartiniMan

high octane booze, works for me!
Joined
Oct 22, 2017
Location
earth
im agoraphobic and live on my own and playing bingo and slots passes the days away
Back in the 90's I suffered PTSD, it also included random bouts of agoraphobia. I totally get where your coming from. Virus or no virus, every waking hour is lock-down. It's groundhog day, every day. Best advice I can offer is, take baby steps. It's not easy but you can beat this. Find a good therapist, someone you feel safe with. There is light at the end of the tunnel :thumbsup:
 

RickyMicky

Newbie member
Joined
Jun 16, 2019
Location
USA
To be honest, I spend less now, since I have less free time. I have an online job, children are at home and want my attention, I am also engaged in self-education. So this is the way now.
 

geordiecolin

Meister Member
PABnononaccred
CAG
mm4
Joined
Jun 5, 2015
Location
Near Newcastle
More during the last 3 days thanks to you. Or should I say your great promotions going on at the moment?
I have been bloody lazy recently and span way more than I would usually do. I have to say though that if I had been losing it would have sharply came to a stop because slotting is not my major vise and I remain in control of what I spend.
Viva the relaxing of restrictions :)
 

RazuBit

Newbie member
Joined
Apr 1, 2020
Location
London, Uk
More definitely, since I'm working from home. I'm trying to limit myself since it's too much of a distraction at times.
 

Rokajbrale

Registered
Joined
Jun 4, 2020
Location
Ta Xbiex
That's the question - due to the fact that you are more than likely stuck at home, are you spending more or less now on online gambling?

Are you gambling more with a decreased bankroll? Or have you increased your bankroll and are betting more than usual? Whatever the answer is, why? Is it out of boredom? Are you using the money you'd be spending on gas at the casinos? Has the lockdown affected your gambling behaviour?

There seems to be a growing concern from the main stream media - and from the politicians that follow it - that people are throwing caution to the wind and blowing their savings out of being bored stuck at home. What say you?
 

bookofpeker

Banned User
Joined
Jun 12, 2020
Location
Malta
Nothing changed for me, I was a gambler going to land-based casino, now I am gambler playing in online casino. Thanks God I did not lose my job during this period and managed to spare some money from my winnings online. Good luck to everyone and Stay safe and play responsibly!
 

RickyMicky

Newbie member
Joined
Jun 16, 2019
Location
USA
Nothing changed for me, I was a gambler going to land-based casino, now I am gambler playing in online casino. Thanks God I did not lose my job during this period and managed to spare some money from my winnings online. Good luck to everyone and Stay safe and play responsibly!
What choice did you make from the list of online casinos?
 

johnnybagel

Full Member
Joined
Mar 4, 2019
Location
Manchester
I've been spending about the same, but I have been rinsing all the free games at places like William Hill and Coral and Starspins. And i'll jump on any offers that are nice and easy to get as well. I didn't really do that before. So i'm spending the same but playing more
 

Downsman

Experienced Member
MM
Joined
Aug 11, 2019
Location
UK
Mine's reduced a lot lately, mainly because i've started playing Hearthstone after hearing @ChopleyIOM
mention it in one of his vids..great game. :thumbsup:
 

BrianGhattas

Where's My Handpay?!?
Joined
Mar 8, 2016
Location
Ottawa, Ontario
I’m down $2100 after half a year, which is way more than I usually lose in a whole year. I have gambled more because the COVID-19 pandemic has kept me away from my more expensive vices. From 2017 to 2019 I spent a good $8-10000 a year on “working ladies”.
 

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