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 gender
Boys were more likely to be classified as problem gamblers than girls (0.9 percent compared to 0.1 percent ). 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.
In 2022 there was no significant difference between boys and girls. This change to a difference in 2023 is largely driven by the decrease in the proportion of girls classified as problem gamblers (to 0.1 percent from 0.9 percent) whereas the proportion of boys has not seen a significant difference between the two years.
Table 1: Types of gamblers by gender (last 12 months)
Table 1 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.
|Gender||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|
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Problem gambling by age
Last updated: 16 November 2023
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