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Participation in gambling and rates of problem gambling - 2015. February 2016. Contents. Participation in gambling Perceptions of gambling Problem gambling Online gambling behaviour Advertising, social media and social gaming. Introduction.
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Participation in gambling and rates of problem gambling - 2015 February 2016
Contents • Participation in gambling • Perceptions of gambling • Problem gambling • Online gambling behaviour • Advertising, social media and social gaming
Introduction • This report summarises information gathered through Gambling Commission survey in the calendar year 2015 • Data has been gathered through telephone and online surveys as shown in the table below:
Overall Participation by gender Decline in participation driven by decline in National Lottery and other lottery play
Online participation by age Those aged 35-54 are more likely to gamble online than those aged 18-34
Activity participation – gambling 1 Steady decline in participation in National Lottery since the price increase to £2
Methodology • Problem gambling status was defined using the short-form Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI) • The screen was developed from the full 9-item PGSI • The screen is formed of three questions: • Have you bet more than you could really afford to lose? • Have people criticised your betting or told you that you have a gambling problem? • Have you felt guilty about the way you gamble or what happens when you gamble?
Methodology – screen scoring • For each question respondents select on a range from never – sometimes – most of the time – almost always • Responses are scored from 0 – 3 meaning the total possible score is 9 • The table below shows how respondents are categorised based on their score: