Men versus women – the eternal competition and comparison, two opposite sides that cannot function fully together or separated. So, who gambles more? Gambling has always been a place for the upper class to gather, enjoy and entertain. In the past, when women did not have the rights they have nowadays, they were not so much present in gambling houses and casinos, especially not at the gambling tables. They were there to accompany men who attended the gambling houses in order to gamble. Nowadays, women are allowed to gamble, and they are very often seen at the gambling tables playing the games, winning and losing. However, the question that remains is who gambles more between the two?
In the following paragraphs, we will try to answer the question of who gambles more – men or women, so let the competition start.
According to the statistical data, 72% of gamblers are actually male, and only 28% of gamblers are female. So men do gamble more when compared to women. For that reason, they lose more. Unlike women who lose only $2,900.00 per year, men lose up to $4,799.00 per year. However, women are those who spend more time gambling than men. According to the statistics, women spend 21 months of their lifetime gambling, while men, on the other hand, spend only 14 months gambling. Gambling men are usually about the age of 33, while the age of gambling women is about 29. So, this is what the statistics say. The question we need to ask now is why there are so many men gambling in comparison to women. Maybe it is the social norms imposed on us. Men go and gamble and women stay in the house. Or maybe women are simply not interested in gambling as much as men. These are the questions yet to be answered.
WHICH GAMBLING GAMES MEN ENJOY AND WHICH GAMES WOMEN ENJOY?
According to the statistics, 19% of women enjoy roulette while 27% of male gamblers enjoy it. When it comes to blackjack, the situation is similar, men prefer it more than women. Men love poker more as well. However, when it comes to slots, women have the majority. Both women and men love online gambling, and all forms of online gambling, including online bingos, lotteries, and even sports betting.
What is it that motivates female and male gamblers to gamble at all? One of the possible motivation is to win money and to win. This is more characteristic for men. Unlike male gamblers, female gamblers are more into gambling because they are bored and just want to have fun.
When it comes to taking risks, men are more likely to do it, while women are much more cautious.