Researchers at the University of Adelaide, the Australian Gambling Research Center (AGRC), and Swinburne University of Technology in Australia have conducted an experiment that revealed differences in the responses of men and women to gambling losses.
The research involved 1,185 people — 580 men and 605 women — 338 of whom were problem players. As a research tool, slot machines were chosen.
Observations have shown that men are more likely than women to be angry at losing, showing rage and aggressiveness while going on playing. Women after losing often showed obvious signs of grief – they cried and fell into despair.
“Casino staff may need more time to identify a problem client among male players,” said Anna Thomas, Manager of the AGRC.