Everest Poker Identifies European Poker Playing Trends
By Jon Young
Everest Poker has commissioned Jupiter Research to conduct a Pan-European survey identifying the demographic and behavioural characteristics of the poker playing community in Europe.

Nearly 2,000 players in France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Spain and Italy completed the survey online which is the first poker-specific survey on European players to be published.

According to the survey, poker remains a predominantly male game, particularly in southern European countries. On average, over 70 percent of all online and offline European poker players surveyed were male and in Spain and Italy, over 80 percent of poker players were male.

Over 30 percent of all the poker players surveyed were between the ages of 25 to 34 and this reflects a general trend in most European countries. European online poker players play on average four times per month and close to 40 percent of Europeans surveyed play poker on a weekly basis with evenings and weekends being the most popular times to play. Approximately 28 percent stated that they play poker online to make money.

When it came to judging their own skill, most players were fairly modest, with just 8 percent of respondents from each country considered their poker skills to be above average.

Everest Poker is considered one of the top three most popular poker sites in Europe and had a record 31,992 players playing simultaneously on January 15th 2007.

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