More honest with playmates than with work colleagues.
Some 83% of gamers in Karnataka have played online games on their mobile phones and 76% of them felt that the games helped them develop strong analytical skills, according to a study published by the All India Gaming Federation. (AIGF), the country’s umbrella organization online. skill game industry.
Strategy and logic (68%), reflexes (65%), determination (53%) and understanding of the risk / reward ratio (52%) and memory (46%) were considered to be the main assets of the players. , according to the study.
Gen Z (43%) and Gen Y (41%) believed that online friendships / relationships between gamers could be as meaningful as actual friendships.
Both men (57%) and women (56%) surveyed felt that an individual could hone their practical life skills with online gaming in the same way they would over the course of an entire day on their own. workplace.
Surprisingly, players also revealed that they have a more favorable attitude towards their online gaming teammates compared to their actual working relationships. Some 56% of gamers said they were more likely to be honest with their gaming teammates than with their co-workers (51%). The difference was more pronounced among Gen Z (5%) than among people over 45 (2%), according to the AIGF study titled “Online Gambling is a Skill for Life.”
Roland Landers, CEO of the All India Gaming Federation, said: “Varied skills such as critical thinking, creative thinking, decision making and problem solving are essential for growth in life. This study helped us to conclude that gambling is a way to collaborate, to engage and that it is becoming an industry where people want to build their careers.
Lockdowns and social distancing over the past 15 months have seen a growing number of people turn their passion for gambling into a full-time career. Players can earn between 5,000 and 45,000 per month, the umbrella organization said.
Over 400 players (men and women) in the 15-45 age group from various districts of Karnataka were part of the study.