As a casino dealer, one of the things you notice quickly is the differences between players. Obviously no two casino players approach the games in quite the same way. However, there is one broad comparison where the generalizations have a certain degree of merit; the difference between men and women.
Let me start off by saying that female players are not any more likely to approach the games the same way as men. Each player brings a different style, experience, and skill level to the table. However, when you compare female players to male players there are some clear differences.
Choice of games
The old school logic was that women preferred to play the pokies more than any other game. This is most definitely an “old school” view and can be quickly disproven by visiting any casino, or checking the names at an online table. Part of this no doubt stems from the early days of casino gambling when almost everyone at the table was a male which often intimated women who were trying to learn the game. Far too often men would be condescending or impatient with female players and did not make them feel welcome or comfortable at the table. You will still see a lot of female players at the pokies, but you will also see a large number of male players as well. Studies show that female players are slightly more prone to play online pokies.
Blackjack is one of the easiest table games to learn and is one of the first table games that players learn at the casino. You will find a high percentage of female players at the blackjack table. You are also likely to see a lot of women winning at the game. Many studies have shown that women approach gambling with a far better strategy than men. They seldom make emotional bets and instead stick to their basic strategy whether they win or lose. According to the studies, this means that women are less likely to have big losses but are more likely to show a profit.
Roulette, whether at a land based casino or playing online roulette online with no download, ranks high with female players. The game does not require a complex strategy. It also offers the prospect of substantial return on a small bet. The game is very social and is fairly slow paced, making it a fun experience regardless of your gender.
Poker is one of the last bastions of male dominated casino games. However, that is aspect of the game is rapidly changing. The number of winning female professional poker players grows daily. Australia’s Jackie Glazier is one very good example, as are Vicky Coren, Jennifer Harmon, and Liv Boeree. Marsha Waggoner, also from Australia, is one of the early women professional players who have had excellent results in both cash games and tournaments. Many women will tell you that male players often make the incorrect assumption that women are not as skilled as men at the game. The realization that they are incorrect often comes after their female opponent has won of all of their chips. You will find female poker players both at the casino tables and online.
Craps is one of the more exciting and social games at any casino. The game, due to the number of bets, fast paced again, and unique terminology, can be intimidating to any new player. However, it is not unusual to see a fairly even mix of male to female players around the table. If you ask any craps dealer to name the best players, they will almost unanimously say that female players are by far the biggest winners at the table.
So a word of advice to all male players, from a long-time casino dealer; don’t make the mistake of assuming that a female player who sits at your table is a bad or inexperienced player, or one who needs your help or one you can intimidate. Female players who are new to the games should not feel intimated about taking a seat. One of the great things about online casinos is that they provide a great way to learn the games.
Of course the most important aspect is to have fun and hopefully nice wins will come your way as well.