The uk poker survey

Grosvenor Poker has undertaken the largest UK poker survey in the last decade. Surveying over 2000 UK players, of all abilities, we looked to find out more about shifting trends in the poker landscape. We set out to understand the preferences of UK poker players, so we can continue to tailor our events to their needs - both in-club and on
grosvenorpoker.com.

Use our interactive infographic, below, to find out more about the UK’s poker playing habits.

perceived ability

Confidence plays a huge part in poker, but it seems that some UK regions are more confident than others...

93%

of those surveyed say they have an 'average' or 'above average' poker playing ability.

58%

Londoners are the most confident in their poker playing ability, with 58% of respondents saying that they are 'above average' or better.

55%

West Midlands and the East of England are the most modest, with 55% claiming to be 'average' or below.

54%

54% of Scottish poker players rate their ability as ‘below average’.

stakes

93%

of small stakes players think they are ‘average’ or ‘above average’ at playing poker.

92%

of medium stakes players rate themselves as 'average' or above.

77%

of high stakes players say they are 'above average' or better.

75%

of players buying in for £50 or more believe they are 'above average' or better.

23%

of micro-stake (under £2) tournament players believe they are ‘above average' or better.

Older and wiser?

Survey results show that older players are far more modest than younger players.

Above average

57%

of respondents under the age of 35 rated their playing ability as ‘above average’ or better.

While 67% of players over 54 years old said that their poker skills are ‘average’ or worse.

Below average

67%

of players over 54 years old said that their poker skills are ‘average’ or worse.

While 57% of respondents under the age of 35 rated their playing ability as ‘above average’ or better.

How do you rate yourself?

What devices do people play poker on?

84%

of respondents who are over the age of 55 prefer playing poker on a laptop or desktop PC.

20%

The 35-44 age bracket are more likely to use a tablet, with 20% using them as their main device.

23%

25-34 year olds are most likely to play poker on mobile phones, with 23% stating that it’s their most-used device.

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52%

Men are much more confident in their poker ability, with 52% of males rating themselves as 'above average’ or better.

31%

Women are far more modest, with only 31% of females saying that their poker skills are 'above average'.

Where do poker players play?

75%

75% of 55-64 year olds said they would play online.

86%

But players in the 18-24 age group are most likely to play online.

92%

Respondents said they visit their local cardroom making the casino the most popular venue to play poker.

UK’s Favourite Poker Player

We asked our respondents to vote for their favourite UK poker player. It’s clear from our results that younger players have a liking for more controversial professionals...

The UK's favourite poker player is Sam Trickett, polling almost 20% of the total vote.

Victoria Coren-Mitchell struck a chord with our 35+ audience: 21% counted her as their favourite poker player. 31% of females voted Coren-Mitchell as their poker hero.

29% of 18-24 year olds cited speech-play extraordinaire, Will Kassouf, as their favourite poker player.

Poker resources

45%

Only 45% of the 25-34 age bracket said they read/watch poker material online.

64%

of 18-24 year old players said they 'frequently' watch poker videos or read strategy guides online; more than any other age group.

46%

of players aged 55 and over said they never or rarely read/watch online poker content.