Online gambling activity change during COVID-19 in Australia 2020 by wagering type

In March 2019, a survey of people's gambling habits in Australia during the coronavirus crisis found that 26 percent of respondents increased their online betting activity on Australian sporting events, when compared with the previous two months. Respondents were least likely to have engaged in online casino games at all in 2020 and around a third of people who wagered on sporting events indicated they reduced their activity in March.

Comparative change in online gambling activity in Australia in March 2020, by wagering type

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

April 3 to 6, 2020

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

online gamblers

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Survey sample is broadly representative of the Australian population with regard to gender, age and state/territory.

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