The Issue Nationally – data extracted from the Ipsos MORI survey for 11-16 year olds in England, Scotland and Wales 2019 and reported by the Gambling Commission www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk
11% of 11-16 year olds say they spent their own money on gambling activities in the seven days prior to taking part in the survey. This is down from 14% in 2018.
5% of 11-16 year olds say they have placed a private bet for money (e.g. with friends) in the past seven days, with a further 3% playing cards for money with friends in the past seven days.
4% of 11-16 year olds report playing on fruit or slot machines in the past seven days.
3% of 11- 16 year olds say they have played National Lottery scratch cards and 2% say they have played the Lotto (the main National Lottery) draw in the past seven days.
69% of 11-16 year olds say they have seen or heard gambling adverts or sponsorship with 83% of those saying that it had not prompted them to gamble.
1.7% of 11-16 year olds are classified as ‘problem’ gamblers, 2.7% as ‘at risk, using the DSM-IV-MR-J-screen. In 2018, 1.7% of 11-16 year olds were classified as ‘problem gamblers’ and 2.2% were classified as ‘at risk’. The 2019 results do not represent a significant increase over time.