he document revealed that the National Lottery was the main activity for remote gambling, with over five per cent of respondents saying they had gambled remotely on the Lottery in the previous month.
Online poker came in as the second most popular activity at two per cent, with betting third at just under two per cent. Remote gambling via a computer, laptop or handheld device was most popular at five per cent, followed by gambling via mobile phone and interactive/digital TV. The paper also found that those most likely to be participating in gambling activities would most likely be in the 18-34 age group.
Commenting the survey, Gambling Commission chairman Peter Dean said: “This new series is an important part of the Commission's monitoring. The figures reflect the uptake of new technology with people choosing to gamble via the internet as well as through mobile phones and interactive television.”