Are you playing the right casino game for your personality?

Casino Personality

It has long been said that a person's personality type corresponds to their choice of online casino game. In an article entitled "Choosing the Right Game for your Personality" written by Henry Tumburin and published in Casino Player Magazine, the subject of how specifically personality types influence player's casino game selection is discussed.


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Tamburin has formulated an intelligent typology which is a system for classifying behaviour based on universal characteristics that casino players could employ in order to determine whether or not the game that they are playing is the one that most suits their personality.

In the article Tamburin identifies 10 personality types and matches them to the corresponding casino games as follows:

  • Extrovert (outgoing, enjoys being noticed and interacting with other in a social gaming setting): Craps
  • Introvert (shy, quiet, prefers to play solitary games): Slots, Video poker, Roulette and mini baccarat.
  • Risk Taker (loves living and playing on the edge, may gamble significant amounts of money if he/she feels there is a good chance of winning): Progressive slots, Keno, Craps and high stakes games.
  • Competitive (loves the thrill of pitting his/her strengths and skill against others in order to win): Poker and any casino games that offer tournaments like slots and blackjack
  • Frugal (hates spending money and wants as much value as possible): Video Poker
  • Flamboyant (likes to attract attention with confident, stylish and exuberant game play): Blackjack, Baccarat and Craps.
  • Intuitive (Goes with their gut feeling to predict outcomes of bets): Let it Ride, Caribbean Stud, Three Card Poker and New generation slot machines
  • Thinking (enjoys discerning game play outcomes and employing strategies to win): Poker, Blackjack and video poker as well as tournaments
  • Insightful (enjoys putting knowledge and skilling into action in order to win): Blackjack (especially when able to card count at land based casinos) and Video Poker
  • Feeling (flows with their emotions as to what games to pick and bets to make): Slots and video poker

Some of these personality types do of course overlap and so you'll often find that you are more than one. In fact, Tamburin does describe Penny slots gamblers as "Feeling, Flamboyant and Extrovert" and high value video poker players as "Risk Taking, Thinking, Introverts".

It is interesting to note how you would describe yourself and what games you are currently playing and then cross reference it to the above, it just might help you to realise that you may have overlooked a game that could suit you perfectly. With this knowledge, you may venture out of your comfort zone next time you play and find a passion for new online casino games.


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