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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.


Young people’s active involvement in online gambling

Young people were asked if they had spent their own money on online gambling in the last 12 months. Overall the proportions are very small with just 2 percent spending their own money on eSports (eSports definition provided in the Definitions section of this report), 1 percent spending their own money on National Lottery online instant win games, betting on a website or apps, or casino games online and less than 1 percent spending money on online bingo.

The data shows small but significant differences by gender in spend over the last 12 months on online gambling:

  • betting on eSports (3 percent of boys spending their own money compared with less than 1 percent of girls)
  • betting on a website or an app (2 percent of boys compared with less than 1 percent of girls)
  • playing casino games online (2 percent of boys compared with 1 percent of girls).
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