Statistics on participation and problem gambling for the year to March 2023
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This statistical release covers the quarterly gambling participation and problem gambling prevalence data for the year to March 2023.
The data being released today is based on the Gambling Commission’s quarterly telephone survey conducted by Yonder Consulting. A nationally representative sample of 4002 adults aged 16 and over were interviewed via telephone in June 2022, September 2022, December 2022 and March 2023. Further details on the quarterly telephone survey methodology can be found on the front cover of the main publication.
- In year to March 2023, overall participation in any gambling activity (in the last four weeks) remained statistically stable at 44 percent (compared to year to March 2022).
- In year to March 2023, the in-person gambling participation rate remained statistically stable at 27 percent, although this figure remains below the pre-pandemic level of around 35 percent.
- The online gambling participation rate remained statistically stable at 26 percent (compared to year to March 2022).
- The overall headline problem gambling rate as measured by the short form PGSI is statistically stable at 0.3 percent. The moderate risk rate and low risk rate also remain statistically stable at 1.2 percent and 1.8 percent respectively (compared to year to March 2022).