I sports gamble, but I suck at cards and slots. I know people love to roll the dice and take their chances. Actually,
We expected this number to be higher . . . and if we’d bet money on it, we would have lost. A new worldwide survey asked people if they enjoy GAMBLING. And only 16% of Americans said they “REALLY enjoy” it. That’s about one in six people.
16% is five points lower than the global average of 21%. But South Africa may have skewed that stat a bit. 56% of people in South Africa said they love to gamble. Portugal was next at 31%.
It also asked gamblers to name the most important aspect of placing a bet. And the top answer was having FUN with it. Knowing the odds is only the second most important thing we consider. Having a “hunch or feeling” about it is a close third.