Portrait of a slots player


RIP Brian
Feb 22, 2001

Online and mobile slots study contradicts stereotypes

Are slots players all a bunch of little old ladies that only bet a penny at a time? How loyal are they to a favourite machine? Do players like slots just because they're easy to play? Or are big jackpots what make online slots so popular? Slotland.coms in-house survey of online and mobile slot machine players has now concluded and the results confirm some assumptions and contradict some stereotypes.

The survey conducted through the summer and fall shows that not all slots players are of the older generation and theyre not all women. Most online and mobile slots players arent particularly high rollers, preferring to deposit small amounts and play it as long as they can. They want and get -- many hours of entertainment for their gambling dollars. However, they play the game more strategically than many might think and arent afraid to place maximum bets when the time is right.

Survey responses also show:

* Two-thirds like slots because they're easy to play but the other third is primarily drawn to the possibility of winning big jackpots on small wagers.

* Most play only on their computer but 20 percent said they had at least tried the mobile games.

* Although most don't play on their phone or PDA much or ever, most acknowledged the convenience of mobile games.

* Nearly all play exclusively or mostly at home, not at work.

* Although most don't wager large amounts - 78 percent said they'd never bet more than $100 - more than half said they'd had wins over $1000.

* 84 percent feel that the way to win at slots is to stick with a machine that feels lucky.

* A third play video poker as well as slots.

* Half have at least tried online poker but only a few play online poker often.

* All place max bets when they feel the time is right, while a third always bet the maximum.

* Only a third have visited Vegas.

* Many only play online but most (60 percent) also play slots in land casinos.

* Slots are not a ladies-only game at all - half of respondents were men.

* Most slot players are middle-aged and older but some 16 percent are under 30.


I predict a riot.
Oct 17, 2004
Location, Location!
Interesting stuff! Cheers!

I think online preferences are very different to real world B&M game preferences...

I'm not sure why I like slots... I think it's the lure of big reward for comparatively little wager... Never understood playing blackjack online for example, where you might get back what you wagered.... :rolleyes: Conversely - LOVE playing it in Vegas!! It's a social thing...

As for the mainly at home as opposed to work question... That's absolutely right. I'd never dreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeam of playing at work. Nope. Never... Never ever. Not me sir. Wouldn't catch me firing up 32RED in work hours. No sir-eee... Never ever. Nah. Nope. No.

<looks round>

Ok... Well.... Sometimes :D

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