Tuesday May 7,2013 : UK GAMBLING COMMISSION LATEST PARTICIPATION SURVEY RESULTS
 
Marginal increase in online gambling participation
 
The UK Gambling Commission has released the results of its quarterly gambling participation survey undertaken by ICM Research who conducted omnibus surveys on a sample of 4000 respondents.
 
The latest survey shows little change in the gambling participation of UK residents with 58 percent of respondents partaking in at least one form of gambling in the previous four weeks compared to 57 percent 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 percent of males and 54 percent of females).
  • An average of 15 percent of respondents had participated in at least one form of online gambling in the previous four weeks. This compares to 14 percent 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 percent of males and 12 percent 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 percent. This compares to the same figure of 8 percent in the year to December 2012.
  • Again, the most popular gambling activity was participation in the National Lottery (47 percent of respondents), followed by other lotteries (13 percent) and scratch cards (11 percent).  No other individual gambling activity was participated in by more than 4 percent of respondents.
  • On average, 74 percent of gamblers had gambled ‘in person only', while a further 12 percent had gambled ‘online only' and 14 percent 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