Slot players typically fall into four groups: bored people looking for something to do, players seeking a buzz, people who want to have fun and people looking to relieve stress. The last group, the “relaxation gamblers,” tends to be the most educated and affluent. Those players make up the majority of gamblers in the United States, according to surveys by slot manufacturers.
The study also states that the most popular game among the people they surveyed is the 3-coin "Wheel of Fortune" slots that have been in the process of being phased out of casinos for the past few years to bring on new technology. No surprise since the average slot player is a 55-60 year old woman that likes to play what they know. Also not surprising is that only 20% of slot players like the fun multi-tiered, "complex," and colorful slot machines that manufacturers have bee introducing over the past couple years.
If you've ever walked into a casino, you have probably seen each type of gambler described here. Depending on the time of day, on any given day, most gamblers fit into each of these categories. So, what did this study prove? Casinos are made up of people that gamble for fun and to relax. Cool story, bro.