Massachusetts Casino Trends Survey Reveals Some Shocks
A survey of more than 3,000 New England residents conducted this week by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s Center for Policy Analysis reveals some interesting facts about Massachusetts’ casino-goer trends, and possibly those of the nation as an entire.
Those surveyed spanned five New England states, minus Vermont, and weren’t exclusively casino-goers. Of the surveyed, however, more than half, 52 percent, engaged in some kind of gambling, be it casino, lotto tickets, or betting on sports.
Not Absolutely All Gamblers
Probably the most result that is interesting of survey is that of the who visited an area casino, nearly 20 % did not gamble at all, and were presumably drawn solely by the shopping or dining offered at the casino. This really is a razor-sharp enhance from simply six years ago when a similar survey found that just 7 percent of casino visitors did not gamble.
No doubt a by-product of the struggling U.S. economy among other findings, it was discovered that casino-goers are spending less money on average, and travelling less to reach their gaming destination.
‘Convenience gamblers don’t care about bells and whistles, they want to try out slots and they wish to do it close to home,’ said Clyde Barrow, executive manager for the UMass center, that is been overseeing the yearly study on area gambling habits for six years.
That statistic is further exemplified by the known fact that only 7 per cent of the (more…)