Online gambling participation
Overall, in the year to Dec 2021, 25% of adults had gambled online in the previous four weeks, which is statistically stable since year to Dec 2020, but does represent an increase since 2017.
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 2020 and 2021. The growth in online participation over the last five years has been steadier when only those who have played National Lottery draws are removed from the data.
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||Past 4 week in person gambling excluding NL|
|Year to Dec 2017||18.3%||13.6%|
|Year to Dec 2018||18.5%||14.4%|
|Year to Dec 2019||21.1%||16.6%|
|Year to Dec 2020||23.6%||17.0%|
|Year to Dec 2021||25.3%||18.0%|
† Statistically significant change from Year to December 2020 at the 95% levelPrevious page
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Last updated: 9 October 2023
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