Gambling behaviour 2022 - In person gambling participation
Data shows that in year to December 2022, 28 percent of adults had gambled in person in the previous four weeks, a significantly higher proportion to that seen in year to December 2021 (25 percent). However, this still represents a significant decline from pre-pandemic participation rates (35 percent participation rate in year to December 2019).
When National Lottery draws are removed from the data, the ‘all respondents’ in person participation rate has also significantly increased between 2021 (17 percent) and 2022 (20 percent) but again, this still represents a significant decline from pre-pandemic participation rates (24 percent in year to December 2019).
Figure 3: Proportion of respondents participating in at least one form of in person gambling in the past four weeks†
Data from chart
|Year||Past four week in person gambling (percent)||Past four week in person gambling excluding National Lottery (percent)|
|Year to December 2018||34.8%||24.7%|
|Year to December 2019||35.1%||24.3%|
|Year to December 2020||26.0%||17.8%|
|Year to December 2021||24.5%||17.2%|
|Year to December 2022||27.5%||19.5%|
|Significant 2021 to 2022 †||Yes||Yes|
† Statistically significant change from Year to December 2021 at the 95 percent level.Previous page
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Last updated: 28 February 2023
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