Study: Many slot players more interested in killing time than winning big
29 November 2012
30 Nov. 2012 11:54 a.m.
For people who play slot machines, time is more important than money. Instead of focusing on hitting a big jackpot, they spin the reels to relieve stress, entertain themselves or kill time. That’s according to a new study from Oregon State University. The results are important because they help gaming executives understand — and market to — the slot players who provide the most profit to casinos. “Casinos can cater to different types of gamblers,” said Sandy Chen, an assistant professor of hospitality management at Oregon State University-Cascades and one of the study’s authors. “Instead of having a long line ...
Join the Discussion:
- Lake Las Vegas, long viewed as a bust, is rebounding
- What the Firefly outbreak means for the restaurant's future and the alleged victims' pocketbooks
- Cowabummer: The planned Memorial Day opening of Henderson's Cowabunga Bay Water Park is delayed
- Report: Las Vegas among top spots to ‘flip’ homes
- Board tells Las Vegas table game maker: Stay out of California
Will online gaming hurt brick-and-mortar casinos?