Massachusetts Casino Trends Survey Reveals Some Shocks
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 facts that are interesting Massachusetts’ casino-goer trends, and perchance those of the world as a whole.
Those surveyed spanned five New England states, minus Vermont, and were not exclusively casino-goers. Of these surveyed, however, more than half, 52 percent, engaged in some kind of gambling, be it casino, lotto tickets, or betting on sports.
Only A Few Gamblers
The most result that is interesting of survey is the fact that of the who visited an area casino, nearly 20 per cent did perhaps not gamble at all, and were presumably drawn solely by the shopping or dining available at the casino. This is certainly an increase that is sharp simply six years ago whenever a comparable survey unearthed that just 7 percent of casino site visitors did not gamble.
No doubt a by-product of the struggling U.S. economy among other findings, it was discovered that casino-goers are spending less money on average, and travelling less to reach their gaming destination.
‘Convenience gamblers don’t care about bells and whistles, they need to relax and play slots and they want to do it near to home,’ said Clyde Barrow, executive director for the UMass center, that is been overseeing the yearly study on area gambling habits for six years.
That statistic is further exemplified by the kno (more…)