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Young People and Gambling 2022

Gambling Commission report produced by Ipsos on young people and their gambling behaviour, attitudes and awareness in 2022.


Overall gambling experience

In total, 60 percent of all 11 to 16 year olds have some experience of gambling, fewer (50 percent) have gambled in the last 12 months. Figure 3 as follows shows that, as reported in the previous section, 31 percent of young people were actively involved with gambling - using their own money to gamble - in the last 12 months, 18 percent in the last 4 weeks and 7 percent in the last seven days.

Figure 3: Wider experience and active involvement in gambling

A bar chart showing wider experience and active involvement in gambling. Data from the chart is provided within the following table.

Figure 3 information

Base: All 11 to 16 year olds answering (2,559).
Note: The chart shows results for different questions asked in the survey, so the responses shown will not add up to 100 percent.

Figure 3: Wider experience and active involvement in gambling
Category Percentage (results from different survey questions, therefore answers do not sum to 100 percent)
Ever gambled 60%
Gambled in last 12 months 50%
Spent money on gambling in last 12 months 31%
Spent money on gambling in last 4 weeks 18%
Spent money on gambling in last 7 days 7%
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