he latest survey shows little change in the gambling participation of UK residents with 58 % of respondents partaking in at least one form of gambling in the previous four weeks compared to 57 % in the year to December 2012.
Other pertinent stats pertaining to the gambling patterns of respondents during the previous four weeks include:
- A larger proportion of male than female respondents participated in gambling (63 % of males and 54 % of females).
- An average of 15 % of respondents had participated in at least one form of online gambling in the previous four weeks. This compares to 14 % in the year to December 2012.
- A larger proportion of male than female respondents had participated in online gambling in the previous four weeks (18 % of males and 12 % of females).
- If those respondents only playing the National Lottery online are excluded, the proportion of respondents who had participated in online gambling falls to 8 %. This compares to the same figure of 8 % in the year to December 2012.
- Again, the most popular gambling activity was participation in the National Lottery (47 % of respondents), followed by other lotteries (13 %) and scratch cards (11 %). No other individual gambling activity was participated in by more than 4 % of respondents.
- On average, 74 % of gamblers had gambled ‘in person only’, while a further 12 % had gambled ‘online only’ and 14 % had done so both ‘online’ and ‘in person’.
Full text of the survey can be accessed at http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/pdf/Gambling%20participation%20-%20activities%20and%20mode%20of%20access%20-%20April%202013.pdf