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Gambling behaviour 2021 - Findings from the quarterly telephone survey

This statistical release covers the quarterly gambling participation and problem gambling prevalence data for the year to December 2021, as well as reporting on respondents’ perceptions of trust, crime, and attitudes towards gambling.

The year 2021 has seen the continuation of some Covid restrictions throughout Great Britain. The various lockdown rules and restrictions throughout the past two years have brought about wider consumer behavioural change and clearly have also had an impact on the gambling sector.

The data in this publication released today is based on the Gambling Commission’s quarterly telephone survey conducted by Yonder Consulting. A nationally representative sample of 4,021 adults aged 16 and over were interviewed via telephone in March, June, September and December 20211.

1 It should be noted that during 2021, the Covid restrictions varied both throughout the year and across the different nations.

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