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U.S. Online Poker Survey 2012

U.S. Online Poker Survey 2012

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Statistics about Poker in the U.S.

from Topline Findings: “The Topline Findings shown below are examples from an earlier study conducted in January 2007 which was based, as are all our surveys, on a representative sample of over 13,000 regular poker players playing at least once a month across the U.S., Canada and Western Europe.”

OVERALL
  • 40 million people play poker regularly (6.8% of the adult population)
  • 23 million of these regular players are in the U.S. (10.1% of the U.S. adult pop.)

  • 15 million in total play online for real money (2.6% of the adult pop.)
  • 7 million play online for real money at least once a month (1.4%)

  • 5 million play for real money at least once a month in “Home Games” (1.1%)
  • 2 million play for real money at least once a month in “Private Clubs” (0.4%)

  • 10 million have played in a casino in the last year (1.6%)

  • Of the 15 million online money players, 76% are male
  • Of the 15 million online money players, 58% are under 35 years of age

  1. Estimated 55 million Americans played poker in 2005 (source: Luntz, Maslansky Strategic Research, 2006)
  2. Estimated 15 Million Americans play online poker for money (source: Ipsos-Reid, 2005)
  3. 78% of Americans do not think it is appropriate for the federal government to restrict what adults do on the Internet in the privacy of their own homes. (source: Zogby International, 2006)
  4. $3.3 Billion could be raised for the federal government if the U.S. simply regulated the game (source: Internet Poker Industry and Revenue Analysis by Judy Xanthopoulos, Ph.D., 2006)
  5. Estimated 2.9 million young people between the ages of 14 and 22 gamble on cards on a weekly basis. (source: Annenberg Public Policy Center, 2005)
PPA believes that poker is an adult game and that children should be actively prohibited from playing online.

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