The U.S. Gaming Survey, founding by a research group over 30 of online gambling, conducted a survey in December with the Poker Player’s Alliance and found a strong support for regulated online poker. The survey had 8,000 respondents from all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico. The general demographic was 30-60 years old with income of over $50,000 a year.
There were some interesting answers to some of the questions. For example it was asked: Did Black Friday have any effect on their poker playing habits? 41% said they did stop playing online poker due to Black Friday and 5% said they stopped for other reasons. 54% said they are still playing poker on offshore sites despite Black Friday.
To the question: Would Americans change their land based casino play if online poker was regulated and available? There was another surprise as 70% of respondents did not care who runs the online poker rooms as long as they got the best experience for their money. 20% preferred the current casinos or online poker sites ran the poker rooms and 8% said they preferred the sites to be run by the states.
A more expected response comes from the question; Do most respondents consider poker a game of skill? Yes was the almost unanimous result.
There was one more interesting results from the survey and that was that unlike what many U.S. politicians thought, respondents to this survey spent very little on online poker. Only 10% said they spent over $250 a week playing online poker. 70% said they spent less than $100. This is far less than a Harvard University study said that land based gamblers spent.
Design Works Gaming (DWG), the Arizona-based casino provider, has increased its European market through collaboration with Malta-based casino provider, Kindred Group. According to the deal, Design Works Gaming agreed to supply Kindred with its premium games that are created to boost excitement and bring the atmosphere of Las Vegas nightlife. More than 80% of DWG’s titles have unique game attributes and very good math models.
Retro Gaming, an online slot developer, will supply its games to leading online casino provider, SoftSwiss. The titles such as Galactic Win, Forest of Wealth, Red Hot Fruits, and Retro Joker, are now available through Spinomenal's pre-integration with SoftSwiss. Thanks to this partnership, the gaming content will be available to all of the brand’s white label partners and game aggregators that operate under the Curacao and Malta licenses.
Microgaming has entered into a partnership with DoubleUp Group under which the game provider will distribute its set of games to Doggo Casino. They will integrate the online casino with the leading developer's platform, which enables them access to the most popular games in the industry. DoubleUp Group was established in 2020 and operates from headquarters in the Netherlands. The company has grown fast and now they are working together with the team in Malta.