Who are the biggest online gambling spenders in terms of nationalities? Singapore leads the list.
Singapore is placed at the top of a list of six countries' average spending per person on gaming in general, according to Money Online Global (MOL), which operates MOLPoints, a virtual currency that can be used to purchase game credits for social gaming.
Zynga Poker, the world’s largest free online poker website, helps to contribute to these figures.
MOL’s president for global operations, Mr Craig White, said that, in Singapore, most buyers of its stored-value game cards - which can be cashed in for credits that are then used to buy in-game items - are young men between ages 13 and 25.
It added that several hundred Singaporeans spend over $1,000 regularly to purchase items such as in-game power ups and energy points.
One gamer, for instance, spent $8,800 on gaming purchases over a six-week period from June to the end of last month. MOL said that, on average, Singaporean gamers spent "about $15 to $20 a month" on gaming.
The other countries on the list were India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. MOL declined to comment on the rankings of the other countries in the list.
- Aaron Goldstein, Gambling911com