UK Gambling Participation Survey Results Published

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%.

About the author

Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.


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