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SO1 Protecting children and vulnerable people from being harmed by gambling

Headline adult problem gambling and at-risk rates

This data is taken from our quarterly telephone participation and prevalence statistics. This provides regular information on gambling participation and problem gambling in Great Britain (GB). It also provides a baseline for any future changes in gambling activity.

The aim of our regulatory activity is to see a reduction in the rate of people being harmed by gambling.

Note: we are piloting a new methodology to improve the way we measure problem gambling and the prevalence of gambling. This will impact this metric in the future.

Headline adult problem gambling and at-risk rate

Headline adult problem gambling and at-risk rates
Problem and at risk Gambling Rates Year to December 2019 (percentage) Year to December 2020 (percentage) Year to December 2021 (percentage)
Problem gambling rate in GB amongst 16+ population. Based on Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI) Mini Screen. 0.6% 0.3% 0.3%
Moderate risk rate in GB amongst 16+ population. Based on PGSI Mini Screen. 1.2% 0.9% 0.8%
Low risk rate in GB amongst 16+ population. Based on PGSI Mini Screen. 2.7% 2.0% 1.9%
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