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

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

by David Lange, last edited May 13, 2019
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.
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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 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%
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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by David Lange, last edited May 13, 2019
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.
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