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Little White Lies – Men More Honest than Women over Money Spent Playing Games Online

  • 29 May 09
  • Written by Tom Thorns

Men are more honest about their spending habits than women,
according to a new survey about online gaming

  • Two thirds of men tell their partner exactly how much they spend playing games online –
    compared to just one third of women
  • 1 in 5 women won’t tell their partner how much they really spend playing games online
  • 25% of women admit to telling their partner they spend less than they really do playing
    games online

29 May 2009 – Male online gaming fans are proving more honest than their female counterparts,
according to a new survey from BingoHideout.co.uk, which found that two thirds of men tell their
partner exactly how much they spend playing games online – compared to just one third of women.

The survey questioned over 2,000 people across the UK, and found that one in five women said
they could not bring themselves to tell their partner how much they really spend on games such
as online bingo – compared to 1 in 10 men.

Women appear happier to stretch the truth about how much they really spend on gaming sites –
nearly 25% admitted to telling their partner they spend less than they really do, compared to
just 10% of men.

Director of Bingo Hideout, Ben Thorns, says: “The survey was a light-hearted way of looking at
players’ spending habits, and just what they will tell their other halves about their successes
and losses. The findings showed that women are more likely to be selective with the truth, even
when there’s not significant amounts of money attached to their play.

“For women games such as online bingo are all about the social side available through the chat rooms.
There’s a strong community offering everything from gossip to advice and support, and it’s a world
they may not want to share with their partner so they feel entitled to a few secrets about their
spending habits and wins.”

The majority of men and women said they spend up to £50 a week on gaming sites, but one in six women
and one in 10 men said they spent up to £100 a week, with some stating they spend up to £1,000 per
week playing online.

In terms of winnings, women seem to be luckier than men, with 1 in 10 winning between £1,000 –
£2,000, compared to just over 1 in 20 men.

Bingo Hideout is one of the leading bingo portals, offering a forum for bingo fans to chat and
discuss the latest games and offers from bingo sites such as Foxy Bingo, Gala Bingo and Wink Bingo.

For more information visit www.bingohideout.co.uk

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CAPTION: Men are more honest about their online gaming spending habits according to a new survey from Bingo Hideout

About Bingo Hideout
Bingo Hideout is a social networking site for fans of online bingo and is one of the UK’s leading
bingo portals. The website provides a forum for players to discuss the latest games and offers
available on over 50 top bingo websites, including Foxy Bingo, Wink Bingo and Gala Bingo.

Completely free to join, Bingo Hideout allows members to create their own profile page and upload
photos and information, while being able to easily keep track of their friends online. With over
17,000 members throughout the UK, Bingo Hideout also features additional elements such as bingo
website reviews, a forum, and the latest news in online bingo.

Press Contact:
Rachel Builder or Debbie Williams
Context Public Relations
www.contextpr.co.uk
bingohideout@contextpr.co.uk

Tel: 01625 511966
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