Gender breakdown of online gambling Australia by wagering type 2019

Responses to a survey of online gamblers in Australia in March 2019 indicated that fantasy sports had the highest proportion of participation from men, with 94.2 percent of men placing bets on this wagering type. Overall, men dominated online wagering participation, representing the majority gamblers in all wagering types. Women represented less than 20 percent in each category, with the exception of horse racing and TV event/show wagering where they represented 23.6 and 32.7 percent of gamblers respectively.

Gender breakdown of online gambling participation in Australia in 2019, by wagering type

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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period

March 6 to April 1, 2019

Number of respondents

5,076 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Eligible survey participants must have wagered online in Australia 12 months prior to undertaking the survey.

5,076 people responded to the survey however not all participants indicated that they participated in all wagering types.

Not all columns add up to 100 percent due to respondents answering 'other' in the gender category.

Survey responses for each wagering type are as follows:
Sports (N=2,683)
Horse racing (N=3,806)
Harness racing (N=1,134)
Greyhound racing (N=1,610)
Fantasy sports (N=189)
eSports (N=130)
TV events/ shows (N=199)
Current affairs (N=135)

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