Gambling Participation in Sweden Drops

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A report filed by Sweden's gaming regulator Spelinspektionen showed that gambling participation in the country fell by 6 points to 60% over the past year.

The study showed that 60% of adults in the country gambled over the course of the past year, with the report conducted by research firm Novus. 1,600 web surveys were conducted during the month of October. 45% of respondents said that they'd gambled during the past month, with 31% saying they'd gambled in the past week. 17% say they'd never gambled, 21% say it had been more than a year since they gambled, and 2% said that they weren't sure.

Lottery is the most popular form of gambling, with 75% of respondents saying they'd played over the year. Other draw games were played by 50%, with horse racing coming in third at 38%. Sportsbetting participation was 21%, with casino games coming in at 5%.

48% of gamblers in the country use retail centers to bet, while 29% use mobile devices, and 19% use computers.

63% of those surveyed say that they use Svenska Spel, with AB Trav och Galopp in second place at 17%. Bet365 is next at 4%, with Unibet following at 3%.

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4 December 2019 - 6:47pm

It's interesting to see that numbers are down, this despite them liberalizing the market. I wonder why the numbers are down.


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13 December 2019 - 10:55am

I wonder why the numbers are down.

Yeah me to...doesn't look logical anyway...

It's interesting to read that there's a parity between the number of online and offline bettors in Sweden...well some of them might be in both categories of course.