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
Problem gambling by ethnicity
Young people who define themselves as white were more likely to be identified as non-problem gamblers, using the youth adapted problem gambling screen Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 4th Edition – Multiple Response Juvenile (DSM-IV-MR-J), than those who are from a black or minority ethnic group (24.7 percent, compared with 17.3 percent). There are no statistically significant differences by ethnicity with regard to the prevalence of at risk or problem gamblers.
While this was also the case in 2022, the proportion of non-problem gamblers for those who define themselves as white has decreased (30.7 percent) yet remained comparable for those who are from a black or minority ethnic group (17.7 percent).
Table 3: Types of gamblers by ethnicity (last 12 months)
Table 3 information
The numbers of individuals who fall into the categories of ‘at risk gamblers’ and ‘problem gamblers’ are low (below our threshold for analysis of 50 or more cases). As such these results should be treated with caution.
|Ethnicity||Total||Non-gambler||Non-problem gambler||At risk gambler||Problem gambler|
|Base size||Percentage||Base size||Percentage||Base size||Percentage||Base size||Percentage||Base size|
|Black and/or other minority ethnic||724||79%||601||17.3%||131||1.4%||11||1.1%||8|
Problem gambling by age
Last updated: 16 November 2023
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