Last year, when people were isolated in their homes, many of them turned to online gaming. But the reasons they gambled online may surprise you.
In a survey of 3,013 citizens, the French gambling regulator, L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux, conducted a survey called “Gambling and Confinement”. In their report they discovered a number of surprises.
Of these answers, four (Take Mind off Covid 19%, More Free Time 14%, Bored 12%, Saved Money 6%) were directly related to the covid-19 pandemic. All of those reasons make total sense to me.
Reasons Players Gambled
During Covid-19 Lockdowns
|Take Mind off Covid||19%|
|More Free Time||14%|
|Need To Play||9%|
However, I would have guessed that more people gambled because they were simply bored staying at home.
I would also have suspected that vast numbers of players turn to gambling because of covid-19. But, it was revealed that only 5% of the players said they had not gambled in the previous year.