|A surprising new survey conducted by America Online Inc (Aol) has revealed that, despite the disapproving Senators on their doorsteps, residents Of Washington DC are America’s most devoted online casino users. The survey, which analysed the online gaming habits of adult men and women and teenagers, concluded that, “D.C. players were among the highest to use online games as a means of preparing for a trip to Las Vegas or another gambling destination.” |
It also had the highest percentage of players who admitted to missing an appointment such as a date, a doctor's appointment or a job interview because of their online gaming hobby.
Nationwide, the survey found that significantly more male players preferred casino, arcade and sports games than females who favoured word and puzzle games. Women over forty surprisingly proved the most avid gamers, playing 9.1 hours or 41 percent of their online time, against 6.1 hours or 26 percent of their online time for men. These women were also more likely to play online games every day than men or teens of either gender.
The survey was conducted from December 14, 2003 to January 12, 2004, through OpinionPlace, an online research site operated by DMS. A total of 3,613 respondents were interviewed.