According to a new report from the UK Gambling Commission, the popularity of UK gambling increased in 2016.
This new report found that 48% of surveyed participants had gambled in the past 4 weeks of 2016, which is an increase of 3% from the year earlier. This figure is certainly high, but drops down to 33% when those participating in the National Lottery were excluded.
The method of gambling remained the same from 2015. 17% of gamblers did so either online or through a mobile device, and 97% of gamblers did so at home. UK mobile gambling increased by 10% in 2016, and is now the method that 43% of gamblers use.
Further UK gambling news has come out that 68% of gamblers aged 18-24 claim that they felt the urge to gamble from both adverts and posts on social media. 0.7% of all UK gamblers claim to be problem gamblers, an increase from 0.5% in 2015.
James Green commented on this new report, and the valuable insight it gives by stating “This report paints an important picture of how consumers in Britain choose to gamble – identifying emerging trends and potential risks to the public.”
What are the most popular gambling sites in the UK?
It’s apparent that UK gambling is continuing to grow, so what are the most popular sites that players are using? When it comes to UK online sportsbooks, some of the most popular are NetBet Sportsbook and Bet365. Both of these are highly reviewed and offer betting lines on a wide range of different sporting events.
In terms of online casinos in the UK, a few of the most popular include BetVictor Casino, and 32Red Casino. These sites have grown to become extremely well respected thanks to their huge list of online casino games, live casino feature, and safe security measures to protect players.
What do you think of the news that UK gambling increased in 2016? Is that a surprise? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment in the section below!