Today gaming belongs to everyday life activities. Even when you aren’t a serious gamer you can’t deny that you don’t play a game sometimes. Think about a quick game of sudoku on your mobile phone or solitaire on your PC. But what kind of games are people playing these days?
Men like genres related to action, think about shooting, adventure, sports and racing. Women like genres related to casual games as puzzling, brain training and playing cards. Casino games is originally a men’s world. Online gambling is quite new but an industry that grows fast. Last year online casinos saw an increase of players. Especially more women are playing online casino games; we see a growth of 46%.
‘International Gamers Survey 2009/2010’ shows that overall more men gamble online. But when we look at different platforms we see something else. More women (16%) play casino games on portals then men (14%) do. When we look at consoles, the numbers are almost even, men (10%) and women (9%). Mobile phones and PC games stand out in this survey. 17% of the women play casino games on their mobile phone in contrast with men with a small 8%. If we look at PC games, again 17% of the women play casino games. Only 7% of the men play casino games on their PC.
When we look at the games women like to play in an online casino we see also a shift. Initially women liked bingo. With the growth of online gambling, women play more different games. Roulette is one of the new favourites of women. Also poker and slots become popular games in online casinos. Live croupiers, live dealers and the possibility of chatting with other players makes these games interesting for women.
Online Gambling in an online casino seems a new and upcoming world for women. As a women myself, I can imagine that an online casino feels save compared to a real life casino. You can play whenever and wherever you want. No annoying men flirting with you. No need to dress up. Just a moment to enjoy yourself with a good game in your own comfy house, and hopefully some winnings too!