New figures providing better insight into gambling behavior in Britain have been published by the UK Gambling Commission.
- Participation in gambling has fallen from 57% in 2012 to 45% in 2015 – this can be attributed to National Lottery draw participation dropping from 46% to 32% in the same period.
- National Lottery draws remain by far the most popular gambling activity followed by other lotteries and scratchcards.
- At 0.5% rates of problem gambling are static – 2015 (0.5%) and 2014 (0.5%).
- Those aged 18-24 are most likely to be problem gamblers (1.1%), and 1% of men were problem gamblers in 2015 compared with 0% of women.
- 25-34 year olds are most likely to use mobile and tablet devices, bet in-play and gamble outside of the home.
- Laptops are the preferred devices among all age groups for online gambling while those aged under 45 are most likely to use mobiles or tablets to gamble in addition to laptops.
Download the full report here.