Gambling: Internet

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Nigel Evans Nigel Evans Conservative, Ribble Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people addicted to online gambling services.

Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Gambling Commission measures participation in gambling activity and the problem gambling rates associated with the activity. The latest Great Britain wide data on gambling participation and problem gambling rates is set out in the Health Survey report on Gambling Behaviour in Great Britain 2015, published in August 2017. This report found that 10% of people over the age of 16 participated in online gambling or betting in the past year and, amongst those, problem gambling rates were 5.1%.

The report is available here: http://live-gamblecom.cloud.contensis.com/PDF/survey-data/Gambling-behaviour-in-Great-Britain-2015.pdf

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