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The Gambling Commission undertakes research to monitor gambling participation and rates of problem gambling amongst 11-15 year olds on an annual basis. The survey is conducted by Ipsos MORI as part of their face-to-face omnibus survey in schools across England and Wales with around 2,000 children per year.
These headline findings will be followed by a more in-depth report later in 2015.
Underage gambling figures remain low
Latest research figures for 11-15 year olds who say they played National Lottery games and other gambling products indicate that the claimed rate of gambling has remained relatively static over time.
The Gambling Commission has found Camelot in breach of its licence to operate the National Lottery and has imposed a financial penalty of £100,000. Read more in this press release.
Details of the breach are here.
Merger with Gambling Commission
As of 1 October 2013, the National Lottery Commission is merged with the Gambling Commission. Read more about the merger in this press release.
New Lotto game
The National Lottery Commission has agreed to Camelot’s proposal to rejuvenate the core National Lottery game, Lotto.
After careful consideration Commissioners were satisfied that the proposal poses no threat to the propriety of the National Lottery, that player protection will be maintained, and that returns to Good Causes will continue to be maximised.
Lowest rate ever for underage play
The latest research figures for 11-15 year olds who say they played National Lottery games has dropped from 7% last year to an all time low of 5% in 2013. Despite the lowest ever figure being recorded for underage play, the National Lottery Commission maintains its drive to reduce the number of children playing the Lottery.
Annual report published for 2012/13
We have published our annual report and accounts for 2012 - 2013.
April 2013 news update
Our April news update includes changes to the Lotto game, Deparment for Culture, Media and Sport consultation on society lotteries, merger update and more.
Camelot announces new Lotto 16/01/2013
The National Lottery Commission has agreed in principle to Camelot’s proposals to rejuvenate the core National Lottery game, the Lotto.
The National Lottery Commission says there is no place for complacency when it comes to children playing the Lottery, on the day it publishes research which shows that the number of children aged 11-15 who claim to play the National Lottery has reduced.
August news update 09/08/2012
Our August update, which includes merger update, more money expected for good causes, money raised by National Lottery players for the Olympics, and the Commission’s relocation to Birmingham.
The National Lottery Commission has published its Annual Report and Accounts for the 2011/2012 financial year. The report documents the work of Commission to protect the National Lottery for the nation.
March news update 15/03/2012
Our March update, which includes more money expected for good causes, money raised by National Lottery players for the Olympics, and the Commission’s relocation to Birmingham.
Returns to good causes are expected to increase by at least an extra £400 million, and potentially up to £750 million, over the next seven years.
Page last reviewed: April 2013