Massachusetts Casino Trends Survey Reveals Some Surprises
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 perhaps those of the world as a whole.
Those surveyed spanned five New England states, minus Vermont, and weren’t exclusively casino-goers. Of those surveyed, however, more than half, 52 percent, engaged in some as a type of gambling, be it casino, lotto tickets, or betting on sports.
Only A Few Gamblers
The most interesting result associated with survey is that of those who visited an area casino, nearly 20 percent did not gamble at all, and were presumably drawn solely by the shopping or dining offered by the casino. This will be a sharp enhance from just six years ago when a comparable survey found that just 7 percent of casino visitors did not gamble.
Among other findings, it absolutely was discovered that casino-goers are investing less money on average, and travelling less to reach their gaming destination, no doubt a by-product of the struggling U.S. economy.
‘Convenience gamblers don’t care about bells and whistles, they need to play slot machines and they want to do it close to home,’ said Clyde Barrow, executive manager for the UMass center, who is been overseeing the yearly study on area gambling habits for six years.
That statistic is further exemplified by the fact that only 7 per cent