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Participation in online gambling in the United Kingdom 2016-2020, by age group

The statistic displays the results of a survey on the proportion of people within different age groups who gamble online on a monthly basis in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2016 to 2018. As of June 2020, it was found that 29.3 percent of respondents between the age of 35 and 44 years stated that they took part in a form of online gambling in the past four weeks. This age group had the highest proportion of people who gamble online. The age groups rank very similar to one another when taking a look at the age groups of gambling in general.

Gross Gambling Yield (GGY)

In 2018, the remote gambling industry in the United Kingdom generated a gross gambling yield (GGY) of approximately 5.35 billion British pounds. Overall the UK had a GGY of roughly 14.4 billion British pounds that year and the betting sector had a GGY of 3.25 billion British pounds.

Gambling advertisements

Television and social media are the most successful platforms for gambling companies to reach not only adults but also young people and children with their advertisements. In a survey from 2018, 32 percent of adults stated that they had seen a gambling advert on TV and 33 percent of children and young adults said they had seen a gambling advert on social media.

Share of people who gamble online in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2016 to 2020, by age group

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Source

Release date

July 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

December 2016 to June 2020

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Omnibus survey

Supplementary notes

Source notes survey questions related to respondents' gambling participation in the past four weeks.

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