The majority of online gamblers — some 60 percent of those surveyed — believe the sites they visit are “fixed,” according to a survey released Tuesday by online market research firm Greenfield Online.
The “What Are the Odds?” study also found that 31 percent of online gamblers are not satisfied with Internet gambling sites and that only 15 percent feel online casinos are more fun than their offline counterparts.
“The message of this research is that those behind online gambling sites must do more to win the confidence of people who visit their sites,” said Rudy Nadilo, president and CEO Relevant Products/Services from CIO Today Magazine of the Wilton, Connecticut-based Greenfield Online.
The Internet hosts over 700 online gaming sites and generated $1.1 billion (US$) in 1999, according to a recent survey by gambling industry consulting firm the River City Group. By 2002, online gambling revenue is expected to reach $3 billion.
Play for Free
A substantial number of Americans visit online gambling sites — a recent report from the online gambling industry estimates that one million Americans gamble online every day and that 4.5 million have gambled online at least once — but 89 percent are only willing to play for free.
The unwillingness to pay is reflected in the survey’s list of most visited online gambling sites: the top three allow users to play for free.
The survey found that most of the 2,000 online สล็อตแตกบ่อยที่สุด gamblers surveyed visited multiple gambling sites. Of the top six most visited sites, Freelotto attracted 59 percent of the respondents; Gamesville, 42 percent; Prizecentral, 34 percent; Golden Palace, 15 percent; Virtualeyes.com, 15 percent; and Casino.net, 11 percent. Respondents were permitted to choose multiple sites.
Security Lapses Mean Small-Time Bets
Even those willing to risk money at online casinos are not spending much. …