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SO1 Protecting children and vulnerable people from being harmed by gambling

Underage gambling participation

This data is taken from the annual Young People and gambling survey conducted by Ipsos Mori on our behalf.

The aim of our regulatory activity is to see the rate of young people gambling on products we regulate decrease.

The 2020 study was severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the closure of schools in Great Britain (GB) in March 2020. Data for 2020 is based on England and Scotland only. Data is not available for 2021 as the survey didn't take place due to further school closures.

Note: An improved version of the survey will resume from 2022.

11-16 year olds participation rates

11-16 year olds participation rates
Data definitions Year to December 2019 (percentage) Year to December 2020 (percentage) Year to December 2021 (percentage)
Percentage of 11-16 year olds in GB participating in gambling in the last 7 days. This includes both regulated and unregulated forms of gambling. 11% 9% Not available


† denotes data for 2020 is based on England and Scotland only.

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