British gambling prevalence surveys


 

What is a British Gambling Prevalence Survey?

The British Gambling Prevalence Surveys were large-scale nationally representative surveys of participation in gambling and the prevalence of problem gambling in Great Britain.

The survey data sets from the three prevalence surveys (1999, 2007 and 2010) are available from the UK Data Archive.

The British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2010 was the last bespoke gambling prevalence survey commissioned by the Gambling Commission.

From 2013 we will be pursuing a decoupled approach to the collection of adult gambling prevalence data (ie the separate collection of participation and problem gambling data) through the Health Survey for England and the Scottish Health Survey.

British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2010

The British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2010 was the third nationally representative survey of participation in gambling and the prevalence of problem gambling in Great Britain. It built on the first two British prevalence surveys and involved over 7,500 participants.

British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2007

The British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2007 was the first to be commissioned by the Gambling Commission and was undertaken to help us understand the nature and scale of gambling in Great Britain at a point before the Gambling Act 2005 was implemented.

A random sample of 9,003 people aged 16 and over participated in the survey. 

Data collected by the survey also formed the basis of a range of secondary analysis projects. 

British Gambling Prevalence Survey 1999

The British Gambling Prevalence Survey 1999 was commissioned by GamCare to provide baseline data on adult gambling behaviour in Great Britain. It was the first nationally representative survey of its kind in this country and it provided statistically robust data on adult participation in gambling plus an estimate of the prevalence of problem gambling in Great Britain.

A random sample of 7,700 people aged 16 and over participated in the survey. 

Page last reviewed: September 2012

 

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