Young People and Gambling 2022
Gambling Commission report produced by Ipsos on young people and their gambling behaviour, attitudes and awareness in 2022.
- Executive summary
Young people’s active involvement in gambling
- - Summary
- - Young people's active involvement in gambling
- - Variations in active involvement in gambling
- - Variations in active involvement in types of gambling activities
- - Prevalence of non-problem, at risk or problem gambling
- - Problem gambling by gender
- - Problem gambling by age
- - Problem gambling by ethnicity
- Experience of gambling
- The Impact of gambling on young people
- Online gambling
- National Lottery play
- Games and gaming machines
- The Context for gambling participation
Attitudes towards and exposure to gambling
- - Summary
- - Young people’s views on gambling
- - Feeling informed about gambling
- - Being stopped from gambling
- - Young people’s exposure to gambling adverts and promotions and frequency of exposure
- - Content of gambling adverts and promotions seen
- - Whether ever prompted to gamble by adverts and promotions
- - Following gambling companies on social media
- List of gambling activities and definitions
Who young people are with when playing a National Lottery product?
Most young people who participated in the National Lottery were in the company of a parent, carer or guardian. For example, when playing National Lottery scratchcards, the majority (80 percent) of young people were with a parent and/or carer and/or guardian, with girls more likely (87 percent) to be so than boys (73 percent).
While only a minority (4 percent) of 11 to 16 year olds were alone when playing National Lottery scratchcards; boys are more likely to be on their own than girls (6 percent compared with less than 1 percent).
Young people were more likely to play National Lottery scratchcards with siblings or friends than other forms of National Lottery games: One in ten (11 percent) were with siblings or friends who were aged 17 years old or younger, and the same proportion (10 percent) were with siblings or friends aged 18 years old or older.
When playing a National Lottery draw based game, the majority (69 percent) of young people were also with their parents and/or guardians during the activity. However, young people were more likely to be alone when playing a National Lottery draw based game than other forms of National Lottery play: One in ten (10 percent) were alone, compared with 4 percent who played National Lottery scratchcards. One in ten (10 percent) were with their siblings or friends aged 17 years old or younger, and only 4 percent did so with siblings or friends above 18 years of age.
There was no significant differences by age or gender.
The proportion of young people playing National Lottery instant win games is too small to allow robust analysis (base of 43), but the findings indicate that most were with someone at the time.
Figure 16: Who young people were with when playing National Lottery games
Figure 16 information
GAMSPEND2. Last time you did [this activity and/or these activities] who were you with?
Base: All 11 to 16 year olds answering who have played National Lottery Scratchcards (329), National Lottery draw (133), National Lottery online instant win games (43).
Note: This chart shows responses to three separate questions, so the total will not add up to 100 percent.
|Who were you with?||National Lottery scratchcards participation percentage (multiple response question, therefore answers do not sum to 100 percent)||National Lottery draws participation percentage (multiple response question, therefore answers do not sum to 100 percent)||National Lottery instant win games participation percentage (multiple response question, therefore answers do not sum to 100 percent)|
|Parent(s), carer(s) or guardian(s)||80%||69%||56%|
|Brother(s), sister(s) or friend(s) aged 17 years old or younger||11%||10%||6%|
|Brother(s), sister(s) or friend(s) aged 18 years old or older||10%||4%||16%|
|I was alone||4%||10%||22%|
Buying a National Lottery draw ticket or scratchcard
Last updated: 9 November 2022
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