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Online gambling stats 2015-2018

Request date: 27 January 2023

This version was printed or saved on: 24 June 2024

Online version: https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/about-us/freedomofinformation/online-gambling-stats-2015-2018


Would it be possible to receive statistical data on population participating in online betting or gambling by age group prior to 2018? From 2015-2018 would be very helpful.


Thank you for your request which has been processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

In your email you have requested statistical data on population participating in online betting or gambling by age group prior to 2018?

Section 21 of the FOIA provides that information is exempt where it is reasonably accessible elsewhere.

There are two surveys which capture this type of information. Our quarterly telephone survey and the Health surveys. Both of which are available within the public domain.

Telephone Survey – These contain 5 years’ worth of data so cover the period 2015-2018. The data covers Great Britain.

Health Surveys – These also have online metrics in. Please note that the report for 2018 is England only not Great Britain like the other two reports. Further to this, there was no gambling report in 2017.

Review of the decision

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your Freedom of Information request you are entitled to an internal review of our decision. You should write to FOI Team, Gambling Commission, 4th floor, Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B2 4BP or by reply to this email.

Please note, internal review requests should be made within 40 working days of the initial response. Requests made outside this timeframe will not be processed.

If you are not content with the outcome of our review, you may then apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have already exhausted the review procedure provided by the Gambling Commission.

The ICO can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office (opens in a new tab), Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Information Management Team
Gambling Commission
Victoria Square House
Victoria Square
Birmingham B2 4BP


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