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Young People and Gambling 2022: Official statistics

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


Wider experience of lottery games

Looking at experience over the last 12 months, one in ten 11 to 16 year olds (10 percent) have played a lottery game; typically National Lottery scratchcards (8 percent). Just 3 percent had experience of National Lottery draws games and only 1 percent had played National Lottery online instant win games in the same time period. In this context, ‘experience’ could mean getting involved with picking lottery numbers or scratching off the numbers on someone else’s ticket or card, as discussed in the section on Who young people are with when playing a National Lottery product?.

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