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
Who young people are with when playing a National Lottery product
Most young people who participated in the National Lottery were in the company of a parent, carer or guardian. For example, when playing National Lottery scratchcards, the majority (77 percent) of young people were with a parent, carer or guardian.
Only a minority (4 percent) of 11 to 17 year olds were alone when playing National Lottery scratchcards.
When playing a National Lottery draw based game, the majority (69 percent) of young people were also with their parents or guardians during the activity. Just under one in ten (8 percent) were alone when taking part in a National Lottery draw based game and boys were more likely than girls to be alone when playing this type of game, while girls were more likely than boys to be with their parents or guardians during the activity.
The proportion of young people playing National Lottery instant win games is too small to allow robust analysis (base of 55), but the findings indicate that most were with someone at the time.
Figure 17: Who young people were with when playing National Lottery games
Figure 17 information
GC_GAMSPEND2. Last time you did [this activity / these activities] who were you with?
Base: All 11 to 17 year olds answering who have played National Lottery scratchcards (342), National Lottery draw (159), National Lottery online instant win games (55).
Note: This chart shows responses to three separate questions, so the total will not add up to 100 percent
|Who young people were with when participating in National Lottery products||National Lottery scratchcards participation percentage (multiple response question, therefore answers do not sum to 100 percent)||National Lottery draws participation percentage (multiple response question, therefore answers do not sum to 100 percent)||National Lottery instant win games participation percentage (multiple response question, therefore answers do not sum to 100 percent)|
|Parent(s), carer(s) or guardian(s)||77%||69%||40%|
|Brother(s) and/or sister(s) aged 17 or younger||7%||9%||0%|
|Brother(s) and/or sister(s) aged 18 or older||5%||5%||8%|
|Friend(s) aged 17 years or younger||4%||5%||4%|
|Friend(s) aged 18 years or older||3%||2%||3%|
|I was alone||4%||8%||22%|
Buying a National Lottery draw ticket or scratchcard
Last updated: 16 November 2023
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