Men have predominantly been associated to all casino games, but in reality it has been observed that most casino games have a 50/50 gender split. According to psychologists, men subconsciously feel the need to dominate their rivals and win the battle of card games such as poker and blackjack with their skills and wits. Men are more attracted to games where they may satisfy their needs for thrill that is procured by playing games such as high stakes baccarat, poker, or roulette. The psychology of gambling have found out that men are more likely to indulge in skill games such as Poker and Blackjack.
Men find all the variations of poker to be attractive. There are a wide range of poker variations such as Texas Hold’Em, Guts, Midnight Baseball, Chinese Poker, Five Card Draw, Seven Card No Peek, Caribbean Stud Poker, Pai Gow Poker, etc. Conducted researches have established that Video Poker is also much loved by men.
Blackjack is highly dominated by male players and is said to be a man’s game. This is not because men are better at maths than women, and we surely do not doubt the ability of women to make complex numerical calculations. Blackjack tables at Las Vegas has a staggering 20:1 ration of men to women and according to the patterns that have been observed, women have been found to take slower decisions at the tables, but this is definitely not related to their decision makings and calculation abilities. It is still a mystery as to why most women abstain from playing at blackjack tables.
Studies carried out in the past have pointed out that women prefer playing on slot machines while men generally occupy the tables. It is not surprising to find a great number of men enjoying roulette. This is one of the game where men flock the most, and as you have often seen in many movies, men are always portrayed as the one placing the high stakes at a roulette table while the women cheer them up. It is perhaps this stereotyping that has led to very few women hitting the roulette games. Roulette games definitely have all the criteria’s to satisfy men sub-conscious urge to have an adrenaline rush since as previously mentioned, they are always on the look for thrill and excitement when playing.
Casinos have predominantly been male’s pastime, however this trend is continuously changing as the gambling industry is expanding. In today’s times, it is not only men who gravitate towards table games, therefore the playing pattern between the two genders is bound to change further in the next few years!