Statistics on participation and problem gambling for the year to Sept 2022
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This statistical release covers the quarterly gambling participation and problem gambling prevalence data for the year to September 2022.
The data being released today is based on the Gambling Commission’s quarterly telephone survey conducted by Yonder Consulting. A nationally representative sample of 4,018 adults aged 16 and over were interviewed via telephone in December 2021, March 2022, June 2022, and September 2022. Further details on the quarterly telephone survey methodology can be found on the front cover of the main publication.
- In year to September 2022, overall participation in any gambling activity (in the last four weeks) remained statistically stable at 44% (compared to year to September 2021).
- In year to September 2022, the in-person gambling participation rate significantly increased to 27%, although this figure still remains below the pre-pandemic level (compared to year to September 2021).
- The online gambling participation rate has significantly increased to 27%, continuing its long-term trend (compared to year to September 2021).
- The overall headline problem gambling rate as measured by the short form PGSI is statistically stable at 0.3%. The moderate risk and low risk rates are also statistically stable at 1.1% and 1.8%, respectively (compared to year to September 2021).