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How Social Casinos affect Real Money Casinos

August, 25th 2015

The results of a study from 2014 named ‘Gambling Research in Australia’ have delivered some fascinating disclosures. The study was ordered by the Southern Cross University, conducted online and stored information from 1,554 respondents in May and June 2014. One-third of the respondents said they are playing in social casinos. Online casinos are currently not allowed in Australia as well as Germany. Researchers wanted to find out how legalization would affect the games in social casinos. 64% of the respondents said they would like to continue playing whereas 26% would play less social games and 10% would play more.

It might be also interesting to note that 69% of the respondents said it would be interesting for them to play real money online casino games and only 28.4% say it would be a little bit interesting and 2.6% say it would be very interesting for them. 69% of the respondents are skeptical towards social casinos. 57% of respondents believe that social casinos encourage gambling for real money.

Another discovery has however revealed that 33% of adolescents and 15% of adults believed that social casino games could make them better at real money gambling. Social casinos are expected to generate $4.4 billion worldwide in 2015.

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