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Online Gambling Participation Slows in UK

Internet gambling participation fell in the UK during the first quarter of the year, with 51% of gamblers saying that had bet online during the last month.

The numbers are down 5% from the same period last year, as punters migrate toward the National Lottery. 36% of Britons played in the National Lottery, while 13% played at other lotteries and 9% used scratch cards.

Women were gambling online a bit more during the quarter, rising 2% to 13% of the population playing while male men dropped 4% to 17%. Similar results were captured when overall gambling was considered, as males dropped 6 percentage points to 55% and women dropped 3 points to 48%.

When sorted by age, the 24-34 year old age bracket jumped up 2 points to 14% while people over 60 years old rose 1 point to 5% of the market.

The numbers were provided by the UK Gambling Commission, which puts out gambling statistics on a quarterly and annual basis.

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