Young People and Gambling 2023
- Executive summary
- Young people’s active involvement in gambling
- 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
- List of gambling activities and definitions
Feeling informed about gambling
Most young people (70 percent) agreed that they were well informed about the risks of gambling, with boys (72 percent) being more likely than girls (67 percent) to feel well informed.
Just over half (54 percent) of 11 to 17 year olds reported that someone had spoken to them about the potential problems of gambling. Boys (57 percent) were more likely to report that they had been spoken to about the potential problems, than girls (52 percent), which is consistent with the finding about feeling better informed about gambling risks.
Young people who had experience of gambling in the last 12 months were more likely to agree that someone had spoken to them about the potential problems that gambling can lead to than young people overall (58 percent, compared with 54 percent) and felt more informed (74 percent, compared with 70 percent).
No significant differences were highlighted by age or ethnicity.
The proportion of 11 to 17 year olds who reported that someone had spoken to them about the potential problems of gambling has increased by 4 percentage points since 2022 (50 percent in 2022). There has been a significant increase in girls who have been spoken to about the potential problems of gambling (7 percentage points increase from 45 percent) and 3 percentage points increase in boys (54 percent).
Figure 27: Feeling informed about gambling
Figure 27 information
GC_ATTSPOKEN. GC_ATTINF. Thinking about gambling for money, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the statements below?
Base: All participants answering 'I feel well informed about the risks of gambling' (2,667). 'People have spoken to me about the potential problems that gambling can lead to' (2,655).
|Feeling informed about gambling||Percentage who strongly agree||Percentage who agree||Percentage who neither agree or disagree||Percentage who disagree||Percentage who strongly disagree||Percentage who don't know|
|I feel well informed about the risks of gambling||31%||39%||11%||5%||2%||13%|
|People have spoken to me about the potential problems that gambling can lead to||21%||33%||12%||11%||6%||18%|
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Last updated: 16 November 2023
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