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Booze, bets and BMI: Health and lifestyle trends based on casino game preference.

Booze, Bets and BMI Health and lifestyle trends based on casino game preference Body Mass Inder (BMI) We calculated the average BMI of casino players, categorising them into their preferred games. 31 30 28.5 28 27.5 26.5 27 25 25 23 Slots Video Blackjack Roulette Craps/Dice Other Baccarat Poker Pai Gow Poker A graph showing average BMI across different casino game preferences. With an average Body Mass Index (BMI) of SLOTS PLAYERS ARE SLOTS COD 31, slots players had the largest average categorised BMI of all the casino as OBESE! game preferences. A BMI of 31 is outside of what is considered to be healthy. Obesity leads to an BMI of 31 is well above Heart High Blood Type 2 Disease Pressure the average in the UK INCREASED RISK OF: Diabetes which is currently 27. Calculate your BMI Weight (kg) Your BMI (Body Mass Index) can help you find a healthy target weight range. BMI = Square Height (m²) Normal Weight BMI: 18.5-24.9 Overweight BMI: 25-29.9 Obese BMI: 30-34.9 Morbidly Obese BMI: >40 Underweight BMI: 35-39.9 Alcohol Percentage of respondents who regularly exceed weekly alcohol intake recommendations (21units for men and 14 units for women) Y Female 26.4% 20.2% 20% 19.3% 18.6% 18.5% 18.2% 0% 0% Slots Poker Craps/Dice Video Poker Roulette Blackjack Baccarat Other Pai Gow O Male 24.9% 21.6% 21.5% 18.8% 17.9% 16.7% 10.8% 10.0% 0% Poker Baccarat Slots Blackjack Roulette Other Video Poker Craps/Dice Pai Gow Graph showing the percentage of different groups of casino players who drink more than the recommended limit of alcohol per week. 21 UNITS 14 UNITS It is advised by the Department of Health that men should not drink more than 21 units of alcohol per week and that women should drink no more than 14 units per week. WEEK WEEK BEERS -5% up 3. WINES - 13.0% SPIRITS 40% 1Pint = 3 units UNITS 175 ml = 2 units UNITS 25ml = 1 units UNITS (Single) Smoking Exercise Percentage of different casino players who regularly smoke. Respondents who engage in at least 30 minutes of physical activity, 5 times per week. Pai Gow 46.2% Poker 58% Baccarat 25.4% - 53% Roulette Slots 24% - 44.4% Other Video Poker 23.1% Blackjack 42% Roulette 22% Pai Gow 38.5% Blackjack 21.2% Baccarat 33.9% Craps/Dice 20% Craps/Dice 33.3% Poker ::: 19.5% CO 28% Video Poker Other 11.1% CG 27.1% Slots Graph showing percentage of different Graph showing percentage of different casino players who do meet physical activity guidelines. casino players who regularly smoke. Poker players were the most physically active in our survey. The data showed that with the exception of poker and 'other', UK casino players are nearly 4% more likely to smoke than the average UK citizen. POKER Conversely, slots players were the least likely to meet the government Casino players Average UK citizens. 4% + guidelines for exercise. Where are casino games played? Regardless of what games our respondents played, the most popular way to play games was using a desktop computer. 14.4% 65.2% 20.4% Casino Land-based casino Desktop Mobile/tablet Gender Gender split of respondents categorised by casino game preference. 46.2% 46.7% 52.3% 58% 60.4% 61.5% 62.7% 66.7% 66.7% 53.8% 53.3% 47.7% 42% 39.6% 38.5 37.3% 33.3% 33.3% Video Poker Slots Roulette Blackjack Poker Pai Gow Baccarat Craps/Dice Other Male Female Age Average age of respondents categorised by casino game preference. 48 45 45 44 42 42 41 39 38 Craps/Dice Slots Other Baccarat Video Blackjack Roulette Pai Gow Poker Poker Casino Game Preference Percentage of total respondents categorised by casino game preference. 51.3% 14.7% 10.4% 10.0% 9.1% 2.8% 0.7% 0.6% 0.4% Slots Poker Video Roulette Blackjack Baccarat Craps/Dice Pai Gow Other Poker About the survey On the Jackpot.co.uk website and its associated network of gaming sites, we ran a questionnaire asking casino players a series of health-related questions. Out of the 3,000 respondents, 869 were removed due to respondent error or incomplete responses. The remaining 2,131 clean responses were divided into 9 categories based on the casino game type the respondent played most often. We then tabulated all health and casino activity under each corresponding casino game. A full copy of the research paper can be found at: http://www.jackpot.co.uk/ Sources http://www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/Alcohol-unit-calculator.aspx http://apps.who.int/bmi/index.jsp?introPage=intro_3.html http://gamapserver.who.int/gho/interactive_charts/ncd/risk_factors/bmi/atlas.html http://bma.org.uk/news-views-analysis/news/2012/may/obesity-engulfs-the-nation https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/reducing-harmful-drinking http://ash.org.uk/files/documents/ASH_106.pdf http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/physical-activity- guidelines-for-adults.aspx Infographic based on a survey by: JACKPOT.co.UK About Jackpot.co.uk: Jackpot.co.uk is a UK based online casino information and directory site. Launched in 2002, the site provides objective reviews of a select few online casinos that pass its stringent review process. As such Jackpot.co.uk has helped thousands of British gamblers have a safe and enjoyable time playing online. Copyright © 2014 Jackpot Gaming Limited BMI: <18.5 Severely Obese

Booze, bets and BMI: Health and lifestyle trends based on casino game preference.

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A Jackpot.co.uk survey of 2,000 gamblers has found that British casino game players as a group are no less healthy than the rest of the population, with an average Body Mass index (BMI) of 27; the sam...

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