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

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

Participation in gambling activities in the UK as of March 2017/18 This survey shows the distribution of gambling participants in the United Kingdom (UK) as of March 2018, by type of gambling activity. Among respondents, 26.8 percent participated in National Lottery draws, whereas 10.4 percent bought scratchcards.
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Distribution of gambling participants in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017/2018, by type of gambling activity*

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Share of respondents
National lottery draws26.8%
Another lottery11.1%
Scratchcards10.4%
Sports betting***6.3%
Horse races***5%
Private betting4.5%
Fruit or slot machines4%
Bingo**3%
Casino games****1.5%
Virtual gaming machines in a bookmakers1.4%
Football pools1.4%
Online slot machine style games/instant wins1.1%
Dog races***1%
Any other activity0.7%
Poker at a pub/club0.6%
Betting on other events***0.5%
Spread betting0.3%
Virtual dog or horse races0.2%
Share of respondents
National lottery draws26.8%
Another lottery11.1%
Scratchcards10.4%
Sports betting***6.3%
Horse races***5%
Private betting4.5%
Fruit or slot machines4%
Bingo**3%
Casino games****1.5%
Virtual gaming machines in a bookmakers1.4%
Football pools1.4%
Online slot machine style games/instant wins1.1%
Dog races***1%
Any other activity0.7%
Poker at a pub/club0.6%
Betting on other events***0.5%
Spread betting0.3%
Virtual dog or horse races0.2%
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This survey shows the distribution of gambling participants in the United Kingdom (UK) as of March 2018, by type of gambling activity. Among respondents, 26.8 percent participated in National Lottery draws, whereas 10.4 percent bought scratchcards.
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