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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 experience of games and gaming machines play

Just over a third (35 percent) of young people had experienced play on arcade gaming machines, in the last 12 months.

Girls were more likely than boys to have played on arcade gaming machines (37 percent compared to 32 percent). There were also differences by ethnicity with white young people more likely to have played arcade games in the last 12 months, than young people from ethnic minority backgrounds (38 percent compared to 26 percent).

Experience of playing on fruit or slot machines was lower. Just 6 percent of young people did so in the last 12 months.

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