|As reported on Tuesday, English businesses are loosing a considerable amount of manpower to their employees’ online gambling habits. Now, a new report has given a wider context to the rise of Britain’s rising online casino addictions, revealing the considerable amount of time players spend online compared with players in other countries.|
The study, conducted by Nielsen/NetRatings, revealed that users spend a startling average of over 10 hours per month using 888 Poker; PokerStars users are more moderate, spending just over 6 hours; whilst the figures are relatively surprising for Party Poker – whose users will gamble for 3 hours and 43 minutes a month.
With the widespread availability of broadband increasing its overall popularity, the review investigated a variety of online applications, and focused on their ‘addictiveness’ by examining their spread of usage. Putting poker figures into context, the average use of the most popular online application, MSN Messenger, amounts to just 3 and a half hours over the course of the month.