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The Lithuanian Gambling Supervisory Authority this week revealed that the number of citizens within the country that gamble has gone down as a whole, despite online betting nearly doubling over the past two years.
The observation came from a study that was coordinated by the Lithuania Ministry of Finance and research group Vilmorius, which surveyed 1,001 people throughout Lithuania. 10% of respondents say they gambled during the past year, down from 13% in 2017. Younger participants are more likely than those over 30 to gamble. Despite the lower numbers, online betting participation is up, as the numbers grew from 16% of gamblers to 30%.
71% of respondents said advertising influenced their gambling activity, down from 74% in 2017. 66% of those surveyed said they were aware of self-exclusion options available to them.
The numbers seem to back up the study, as online betting revenues for the first half of 2019 were up 41.8% to €17.5 million.
No comment from the regulator Vimorius was available regarding this most recent survey.