Survey Exposes Attitudes on Online Poker, Sex and the President

PokerStars.com Survey Reveals Americans Would Abstain From Sex for

One Year for a $2.3M Online Poker Jackpot



President George W. Bush Edges Out Oprah Winfrey and President Clinton as the

Celebrity That Americans Would Most Like to Play Online Poker With



Feb 22, 2005, 00:00 ET from PokerStars.com

    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- What would it take for you to give up
 sex for one full calendar year?  According to a recent national survey
 commissioned by PokerStars.com, more than half of Americans would say adios to
 sex for one year in exchange for winning an average $2.3 million in a game of
 online poker.
     Conducted by StrategyOne, an independent public opinion research firm, on
 behalf of PokerStars.com, the scientific nationwide survey of American adults
 also found that men are more likely than women to exchange sex for super-sized
 online poker winnings, with 61 percent of adult males going on a year-long
 sexual furlough versus only 47 percent of women.  Another seventeen percent
 indicated that they would need to win between $1 and $50,000 in online
 winnings to give up sex for a full year.
     When it came to the pot needed to win, size mattered to men.  The average
 cash amount men cited they would require to live sex-free for 365 days was
 $2.1 million; women were willing to sleep solo for a lesser $1.9 million.
     The survey also asked respondents who they would most want to ante up with
 in a game of online poker.  Americans selected President George W. Bush as
 their most-preferred celebrity poker competitor, followed closely by Oprah
 Winfrey and Bill Clinton.  Oprah was also the favorite celebrity among women
 and hotel heiress Paris Hilton was the celebrity of choice among Gen-Y
 respondents, easily beating out the President, Donald Trump, Martha Stewart,
 among other high-profile celebrities.
     The nationwide telephone survey of American adults 18 years of age and
 older held a margin-of-error of +/- 3.0 percentage points at the 95%
 confidence level.
 
     About PokerStars.com
     PokerStars (www.pokerstars.com), an official member of the World Poker
 Tour, is the world's most innovative online poker site.  PokerStars was the
 first site to introduce advanced multi-table tournaments, integrated game
 statistics, players' notes, personalized images, time bank for tournaments and
 ring big bet games, satellite tournaments, multi-table sit and go tournaments,
 and much more.  PokerStars' support team is truly unique, as help and support
 is available around the clock from people who know and understand both the
 game of poker, and the importance of impeccable customer service.
     To date, PokerStars has dealt more than one billion hands and run more
 than four million poker tournaments.  PokerStars utilizes industry-leading
 security software to ensure the integrity of the system, including encryption,
 card shuffle randomness and preventative measures against cheating and
 collusion.
     PokerStars is the site where the 2003 and 2004 World Champions of Poker
 won their entries into the World Series of Poker, thus earning the trademark
  -- "Where poker players become World Champions."
 
      For more information, please contact:
      Nolan Dalla, Director of Communications
      PokerStars.com
      E: nolan@pokerstars.com
 
      Michele Sturdivant
      Edelman on behalf of PokerStars.com
      T: 323/202-1030
      E: michele.sturdivant@edelman.com
 
      Devin Parr
      Edelman on behalf of PokerStars.com
      T: 323/202-1072
      E: devin.parr@edelman.com
 
 

SOURCE PokerStars.com
    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- What would it take for you to give up
 sex for one full calendar year?  According to a recent national survey
 commissioned by PokerStars.com, more than half of Americans would say adios to
 sex for one year in exchange for winning an average $2.3 million in a game of
 online poker.
     Conducted by StrategyOne, an independent public opinion research firm, on
 behalf of PokerStars.com, the scientific nationwide survey of American adults
 also found that men are more likely than women to exchange sex for super-sized
 online poker winnings, with 61 percent of adult males going on a year-long
 sexual furlough versus only 47 percent of women.  Another seventeen percent
 indicated that they would need to win between $1 and $50,000 in online
 winnings to give up sex for a full year.
     When it came to the pot needed to win, size mattered to men.  The average
 cash amount men cited they would require to live sex-free for 365 days was
 $2.1 million; women were willing to sleep solo for a lesser $1.9 million.
     The survey also asked respondents who they would most want to ante up with
 in a game of online poker.  Americans selected President George W. Bush as
 their most-preferred celebrity poker competitor, followed closely by Oprah
 Winfrey and Bill Clinton.  Oprah was also the favorite celebrity among women
 and hotel heiress Paris Hilton was the celebrity of choice among Gen-Y
 respondents, easily beating out the President, Donald Trump, Martha Stewart,
 among other high-profile celebrities.
     The nationwide telephone survey of American adults 18 years of age and
 older held a margin-of-error of +/- 3.0 percentage points at the 95%
 confidence level.
 
     About PokerStars.com
     PokerStars (www.pokerstars.com), an official member of the World Poker
 Tour, is the world's most innovative online poker site.  PokerStars was the
 first site to introduce advanced multi-table tournaments, integrated game
 statistics, players' notes, personalized images, time bank for tournaments and
 ring big bet games, satellite tournaments, multi-table sit and go tournaments,
 and much more.  PokerStars' support team is truly unique, as help and support
 is available around the clock from people who know and understand both the
 game of poker, and the importance of impeccable customer service.
     To date, PokerStars has dealt more than one billion hands and run more
 than four million poker tournaments.  PokerStars utilizes industry-leading
 security software to ensure the integrity of the system, including encryption,
 card shuffle randomness and preventative measures against cheating and
 collusion.
     PokerStars is the site where the 2003 and 2004 World Champions of Poker
 won their entries into the World Series of Poker, thus earning the trademark
  -- "Where poker players become World Champions."
 
      For more information, please contact:
      Nolan Dalla, Director of Communications
      PokerStars.com
      E: nolan@pokerstars.com
 
      Michele Sturdivant
      Edelman on behalf of PokerStars.com
      T: 323/202-1030
      E: michele.sturdivant@edelman.com
 
      Devin Parr
      Edelman on behalf of PokerStars.com
      T: 323/202-1072
      E: devin.parr@edelman.com
 
 SOURCE  PokerStars.com