LATEST GAMBLING PARTICIPATION STATS FROM THE U.K.
08th May, 2014 at 05:09:28
Gambling Commission reports online wagering year-on-year showed a 1% decline.
The UK Gambling Commission
's latest gambling participation review conducted by ICM Research over the four quarters ended 31 March 2014 shows that online wagering actually declined year-on-year by a percentage point.
The main gambling channel for Brits remained the National Lottery (41% of respondents), although there has been a y-o-y 3% decrease in the number of players wagering.
In a general gambling sense over the four week survey period, 56% of respondents said they had gambled. Breaking this sample down by gender, 61% were male and 51% female.
Of the 56% of respondents who said they had gambled in the preceding four weeks, just 16% said their gambling activity had been online, representing a decline of 1% year-on-year, Again broken down by gender, this small percentage of virtual punters was predominantly male (21% and female (11 percent).
Interestingly, only 17% of respondents said they had gambled both online and in land based facilities.
The overwhelming majority of UK respondents (71 percent) continue to prefer land-based retail gambling shops or bookie windows when it comes to placing their bets.
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