Massachusetts Casino Trends Survey Reveals Some Surprises

Massachusetts Casino Trends Survey Reveals Some Surprises

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 complete.

Those surveyed spanned five New England states, minus Vermont, and were not exclusively casino-goers. Of the surveyed, however, more than half, 52 %, engaged in some kind of gambling, be it casino, lotto tickets, or betting on sports.

Not Totally All Gamblers

The absolute most interesting result of the survey is of these who visited an area casino, nearly 20 percent did perhaps not gamble at all, and were presumably drawn solely by the shopping or dining available at the casino. This will be a sharp enhance from simply six years ago when a similar survey discovered that just 7 percent of casino visitors did not gamble.

Among other findings, it had been discovered that casino-goers are investing less cash an average of, and travelling less to reach their gaming destination, no doubt a by-product for the struggling U.S. economy.

‘Convenience gamblers don’t care about bells and whistles, they need to relax and play slots and they would like to do it close to home,’ said Clyde Barrow, executive director for the UMass center, who is been overseeing the annual study on area gambling habits for six years.

That statistic is further exemplified by the known fact t […]