Online gambling participation
Overall, in the year to December 2022, 27 percent of adults had gambled online in the previous four weeks, which is statistically stable since year to December 2021, but does show a steady long-term increase over time.
When those who have only played National Lottery draws are removed from the data, the ‘all respondents’ online participation rate has also remained statistically stable between 2021 and 2022.
Figure 4: Proportion of respondents participating in at least one form of online gambling in the past four weeks†
Data from chart
|Year||Past 4 week in person gambling (percent)||Past 4 week in person gambling excluding the National Lottery (percent)|
|Year to December 2018||18.5%||14.4%|
|Year to December 2019||21.1%||16.6%|
|Year to December 2020||23.6%||17.0%|
|Year to December 2021||25.3%||18.0%|
|Year to December 2022||26.9%||18.6%|
|Significant 2021 to 2022 †||No||No|
† Statistically significant change from Year to December 2021 at the 95 percent level.Previous page
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Last updated: 3 May 2023
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