Survey Shows Lithuanians Back Gambling Ad Ban

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A survey that was commissioned by the Lithuania Gambling Supervisory Authority showed that citizens of the country back gambling ad bans, despite most of the respondents saying they haven't seen an ad recently.

The survey took in responses from 1,001 adults, with 12% of those surveyed saying they've gambled in the last year (outside of lotteries). 43% had played in lotteries, which is down from 51% in the year prior.

Men aged 29 or under were most likely to have gambled on non-lottery products, with people aged 40-49 most likely to play the lottery.

41% of gamblers bet online, while 47% bet at slot parlors. 29% bet on sports, and 26% went to casinos. The average amount spent per gambling session was €20.

47% of respondents said they've seen gambling advertisements, and 76% said that gambling ads should be reduced. 52% say they should be banned outright, and 22% said that lottery ads should be banned.

74% of respondents agreed that gambling can be addictive, and 68% said they're familiar with self-exclusion tools.

With the numbers reported, it'll be interesting to see if there's any regulatory moves in the future that end up restricting betting ads, given that the majority of people support lesser gambling ads in their country.

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