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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.


List of gambling activities

The survey contained four questions which were designed to identify gambling experience and then establish rates of active involvement among young people during the past seven days, four weeks, 12 months and more than 12 months ago.

All young people were asked whether they had ever participated in any gambling activities shown on a list. For each activity they had ever participated in, they were then asked when they did so, whether they had spent their own money on it and when they last spent their own money.

The list of gambling activities which formed the basis of the gambling prevalence questions is shown in Table A.10.

Table A.10: List of gambling activities

  1. National Lottery draw, for example Lotto, EuroMillions or Set for Life, either with a physical ticket or playing online.
  2. National Lottery Scratchcards (not free Scratchcards).
  3. National Lottery online instant win games.
  4. Other Lotteries (for example The Health Lottery, People’s Postcode Lottery, or other smaller lotteries).
  5. Played arcade gaming machines (for example penny pusher or claw grab machine).
  6. Played fruit or slot machines (for example at an arcade, pub or social club).
  7. Played gambling machines in a betting shop.
  8. Played cards for money (for example with friends or family).
  9. Played bingo at a bingo club.
  10. Played bingo at somewhere other than a bingo club (for example social club, holiday park).
  11. Played bingo online (for example Foxy Bingo, Gala Bingo or Tombola).
  12. Placed a bet for money between friends or family.
  13. Placed a bet on eSports (electronic sports that is, playing video games competitively) online.
  14. Placed a bet at a betting shop or bookies (for example on football or horse racing).
  15. Placed a bet on a betting website and/or app (for example on football or horse racing).
  16. Played a game inside a casino.
  17. Played casino games online (for example, online poker or online roulette for money).
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