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Young persons survey

This report explores the gambling behaviours of young people aged between 11-16 years old in England, Scotland and Wales.  

The survey is conducted by Ipsos Mori on our behalf. 

Headline findings

12%

Percentage of 11-16 year olds that have gambled in the last week (as at December 2017)

80%

Percentage of 11-16 year olds that have seen gambling advertising on TV (as at December 2017)

0.9%

Percentage of 11-16 year olds that are defined as problem gamblers (as at December 2017)

15%

Percentage of boys that have gambled in the last week

7%

Percentage of girls that have gambled in the last week

11%

 Percentage of 11-16 year olds that have played gambling style games

10%

Percentage of 11-16 year olds that follow gambling companies on social media

This information is used alongside sales and other information to assess trends in illegal underage gambling.

If you require historical data you can contact us.

Young People graphic 2017

Also see

Young people and gambling 2017

A research study among 11-16 year olds in England, Scotland and Wales

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Young people and gambling 2017

Statistics (Excel)

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Young people and gambling 2017

Technical note

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