Gambling behaviour in Great Britain in 2015


Posted on the 27th of August 2017

Gambling behaviour in Great Britain in 2015

According to a report prepared for the Gambling Commission by NatCen Social Research and published in August 2017 about gambling behaviour in Great Britain in 2015;

  • 63% of adults (16+) in Great Britain had gambled in the past year, with men (66%) being more likely than women (59%) to do so.
  • The most popular gambling activities were the National Lottery draws (46%), scratchcards (23%) and other lotteries (15%).
  • Excluding those who only played the National Lottery draws, just under half of adults (45%) participated in other types of gambling activity; 49% of men and 42% of women.
  • For both men and women, overall participation was highest among the middle age groups and lowest among the youngest and oldest age groups. Excluding those who only played the National Lottery draw, gambling participation was highest among younger adults.
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