The institute found people tend to gain an objective view and understanding of gaming behaviour after novelty passes.
Macau.- The Centre for Gaming and Tourism Studies (CJT) at the Macau Polytechnic Institute (IPM) has published a study on gaming fatigue.
The CJT studied the gaming patterns of Macau residents, dealers and Chinese visitors.
It found that “gaming fatigue” resulted from a combination of the learning effect, awareness of gambling related harm and social safeguards.
The report concludes: “When people first start to gamble, they tend to experience novelty and are particularly interested in gaming. However, their participation reduced gradually as the novelty and enthusiasm wore off over time.
“As the excitement and novelty of gaming patrons drops, they will obtain a more objective view and understanding in gambling with a higher sensibility in their gambling behavior.”
The CJT suggested gaming companies explore non-gaming related business as a source of revenue and commit to innovation to keep gamblers interested.
It also suggested the authorities explore other non-gaming activities to increase taxes and employment opportunities instead of relying heavily on the gaming sector.