Different Types of Gamblers at Online Casinos

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Not all gamblers are the same. They have different personalities and this disparity in personality has an effect on their gambling routine. Any skilled player knows it’s important to understand their competition, but when playing online these character traits may be harder to identity, so let’s go through the different types of online gamblers and see how you can recognize them from any device.

Professional Gamblers

While some gamblers are self-acclaimed professional gamblers, there are some traits you can easily notice in a true professional. First things first, the professional gambler doesn't gamble for recreation. For a professional, gambling in online casinos is a means to make a livelihood, therefore, it is considered an occupation.
The professional gambler will spend a lot of time to study and analyze the online casino. The professional sees the risks associated with gambling and has more on the line. Impulsivity is a trait you would never find in a true professional. And as such, addiction to the games is not an option. They will not bet for the sake of betting.

Casual Social Gamblers

This kind of gambler usually doesn't gamble as much as other gamblers. For these gamblers, gambling is seen as another form of recreation. Gambling is not taken seriously by the casino social gambler, and they rarely develop bad gambling habits.
The casual social gambler visits the online casino once in a while, plays a few games and comes back when they feel like socializing with other players. They don't gamble with any strong winning desire. It's simply just a means to connect with others.

Relief and Escape Gamblers

From the name, you can probably guess some of the traits of this kind of gambler. This type of player gambles in order to blow off steam. Some may be relieving themselves of loneliness or anxiety while others are just cooling off after a hard day’s work.
Because they gamble for emotional relief, most relief and escape gamblers get addicted to gambling. They are poor at making good gambling decisions and are usually unsuccessful at winning. So, they mostly end up losing a lot of money, but they feel better doing it.

Serious Casual Gamblers

Unlike the social casual gamblers, these gamblers make gambling their main source of entertainment, and unlike professional gamblers, it’s not their only source of income. This player gambles for fun but at the same time knows what they’re doing. They are not so impulsive, but they strongly rely on gambling for excitement.

Antisocial Personality Gamblers

This type of gamblers is known by their high desperation to win. All the other gamblers on this list would all normally engage in legal gambling activities. But antisocial personality gamblers are often willing to do whatever it takes to win.
They might find a way to cheat the system to win or visit a nonregulated casino. Antisocial personality gamblers often have a history of bad and unlawful behaviour. They may try to use manipulation tactics and aggression against you.

Conservative Gamblers

Conservative gamblers are mainly just interested in knowing how the gambling experience feels. It's more about trying out something they saw a friend do, or in a movie. They tend to be curious.
Conservative gamblers would stake with small amounts of money and would not spend so much time gambling. They usually don't bother much about winning or losing. Depending on how things turn out, the conservative gambler would either quit gambling or turn into any of the other gamblers mentioned on this list.

Conservative gamblers would stake with small amounts of money and would not spend so much time gambling. They usually don't bother much about winning or losing. Depending on how things turn out, the conservative gambler would either quit gambling or turn into any of the other gamblers mentioned on this list.

Compulsive Gamblers

Compulsive gamblers have gotten to the height of gambling addiction. They have little or no control over their gambling habits. They are likely to spend most of their time gambling and spend a lot of money. They don’t necessarily spend all their money in one place. They might, but they may also place many smaller bets.

 

Have you noticed any of these types of gamblers at your favourite online casino? Which one are you?

Last Updated: October 13, 2020