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Young People and Gambling 2023

Gambling Commission report produced by Ipsos on young people and their gambling behaviour, attitudes and awareness in 2023.



This report contains the findings from the Gambling Commission’s annual study, produced by Ipsos, exploring gambling behaviours among young people in Great Britain.

The survey examined gambling experience and behaviours, such as where young people gamble and with whom, perceptions of gambling and awareness of gambling advertising. The survey also asked a series of questions relating to potential issues associated with gambling and utilised the problem gambling screen Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 4th Edition - Multiple Response Juvenile (DSM-IV-MR-J) to classify gamblers as at risk or problem gamblers. Before the 2022 survey took place, the Gambling Commission conducted a programme of research to improve the collection of official statistics around gambling participation.

The research was conducted in schools, with pupils completing online self-completion surveys in class. The study collected data from a sample of 3,453 11 to 17 year olds attending academies, maintained and independent schools in England, Scotland, and Wales. In previous years the survey has collected data from 11 to 16 year olds, in school years 7 to 11 in academies and maintained secondary schools. This year an addition was made to include 17 year olds, those in year 12, as well as pupils from independent schools. Fieldwork took place between February to July 2023. Further details of the methodology, sampling and weighting processes, and sample profile are included in the Appendices of this report.

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