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UK Gambling Commission Releases Latest Numbers

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 07:02 PM posted by admin

The latest numbers released by the UK gambling authority, the UKGC, shows that the National Lottery still remains the most popular form of gambling in the country. The report, entitled Gambling Participation in 2017: Behavior, Awareness and Attitudes headlined a number of interesting trends that were seen in the UK gambling industry last year.

Some of the statistics released were as follows:

  • 45% of people participated in some form of gambling in the past week.
  • 3.9% of people identified as low or moderate risk gamblers.
  • 31% of people participated in gambling in the past our weeks, excluding lottery.
  • 51% of online gamblers gambled using their mobile phones or tablets.
  • 18% of people gambled online in the past four weeks.
  • 26% of online gamblers bet in-play.
  • 1% of people played machines in bookmakers in the past four weeks.
  • 33% of people think that gambling is fair and can be trusted.
  • 0.8% of respondents identified as problem gamblers.

“Our new three year strategy sets out our role in developing a strong evidence base and improved understanding of the impact gambling has on society. Today’s report makes an important contribution to that work as it presents a comprehensive view on how the British public is choosing the gamble and their attitudes to the current market,” said the program director of the UKGC, Ben Haden.

“Our research shows the main factor that influences where someone gambles, is a company with a reputation for being fair and trustworthy. The message from that is clear – gambling companies that treat their customers well and act responsibly will be at an increasingly competitive advantage.”

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