|A study conducted by a Harvard medical school, using statistics from leading Austrian online gaming company Bwin, has revealed that high-stakes female gamblers who bet over the Internet win more frequently than men.|
The findings of the 40,499-person study 'favor women as exhibiting more effective sports gambling behavior than men,' wrote author Richard LaBrie and his team of researchers.
The results of the study, which was partly funded by Bwin, is set to be published later this year although it was initially released at the end of June.
Conclusions reached by the study, which is based on eight months of scrutinising gambling patterns at the Austrian bookmaker in 2005, include the fact that women bet 15 percent more cash on average when compared with their male counterparts and a finding that the surveys largest bettors, i.e. women, were 50 percent less likely to lose than smaller players.