LATEST GAMBLING PARTICIPATION REPORT PUBLISHED BY UKGC
28th February, 2017 at 14:43:34
Research will continue to shape consumer protection initiatives.
The UK Gambling Commission
's new report on overall gambling participation and perceptions in 2016 provides a "more detailed snapshot of online behaviors" and makes for interesting reading.
The survey comprised 1000 respondents who were interviewed either telephonically or online with headline findings identified by the UKGC as:
A 3% increase over 2015 in respondents who had gambled in the past four weeks to 48% or 33% if respondents who only played the National Lottery are excluded.
53% of men (2015: 50 percent) and 44% of women (2015: 41 percent) have gambled, of which 17% did so online.
Mobile and tablet device gamblers increased 10% to 43 percent.
23% of gamblers have read terms and conditions.
68% of 18-24 year olds have been influenced to gamble by adverts and posts on social media of which 0.7% of those that have gambled in the past 12 months were identified as problem gamblers (2015: 0.5 percent), with 5.5% identified as at-risk gamblers.
67% of respondent's think people should have the right to gamble whenever they want.
78% of respondents feel there are too many opportunities to gamble nowadays, whilst 69% feel gambling is dangerous for family life.
"This report paints an important picture of how consumers in Britain choose to gamble
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