The UK's newest gambling participation survey from the UK Gambling Commission has been published, with problem gambling numbers remaining stable, but the rate of young people grew to 1.4%.
The study showed that the overall gambling addiction rate is 0.3%, the same as last year. Young people were affected at a rate of 1.4% when compared to 0.4% last year, although the numbers aren't considered statistically significant, given the low sample size of 293 people. The harm rate for this group was 6.7%, up from 4.9% last year.
The portion of the population experiencing moderate harm from gambling was 1.1% up from 0.7% last year. 1.8% of people experienced low-level harm, down from 1.9%. The overall harm rate was 3.2%, up from 2.9% last year.
The overall problem gambling rate for men was 0.4%, while women were affected at a rate of 0.1%.
National Lottery participation grew from 26.5% to 28.7%, while non-lottery gambling participants was flat at 28.4%. Online gambling participation was up to 4.6% from 3.4%. Sportsbetting participation dropped from 5.6% to 4.5%.