Participation in gambling activities in the UK as of December 2017/18

This survey shows the distribution of gambling participants in the United Kingdom (UK) as of December 2018, by type of gambling activity. Among respondents, 27.6 percent participated in National Lottery draws, whereas 10.4 percent bought scratchcards.

Distribution of gambling participants in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017/2018, by type of gambling activity*

Share of respondents
National lottery draws27.6%
Scratchcards11.2%
Another lottery10.8%
Sports betting***6.6%
Private betting6.1%
Horse races***3.8%
Fruit or slot machines3.7%
Bingo**2.6%
Casino games****1.6%
Virtual gaming machines in a bookmakers1.5%
Football pools1.4%
Online slot machine style games/instant wins1.2%
Betting on other events***1%
Any other activity0.9%
Poker at a pub/club0.8%
Dog races***0.8%
Spread betting0.3%
Virtual dog or horse races0.3%
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

December 2017 to December 2018

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Omnibus survey

Supplementary notes

* Source notes survey questions related to respondents' gambling participation in the past four weeks.
** Includes bingo played at a club or online.
*** Includes bets made online, by telephone, or in person, with a bookmaker or a betting exchange.
**** Includes casino games played in a casino or online.

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