UK Gambling Commission Release Industry Statistics For 2017

February 27, 2018

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The UK Gambling Commission have today released the latest gambling trends across Great Britain in their Gambling Participation and Perceptions report for 2017.

The documents released looked at behaviours, awareness, participation, perceptions and attitudes across the last 12 months.

The UKGC release gambling consumer trends to the public every quarter in an effort to stay transparent during their newly set-up programme.

“Our new three year strategy sets out our role in developing a strong evidence base and improved understanding of the impact gambling has on society,” said the programme director of the UK Gambling Commission Ben Haden. “Today’s report makes an important contribution to that work as it presents a comprehensive view on how the British public is choosing the gamble and their attitudes to the current market.

“Our research shows the main factor that influences where someone gambles, is a company with a reputation for being fair and trustworthy. The message from that is clear – gambling companies that treat their customers well and act responsibly will be at an increasingly competitive advantage.”


Some of the highlights of the report found that 45% of people have gambled in the last four weeks (down 3% from 2016), 18% have gambled online in the past four weeks (up 1% since 2016), and 51% of online gamblers did so using a mobile phone or tablet (up 8% since 2016).

The report comes off the back of a busy 12 months for the UKGC after they penalised several gambling operators including Ladbrokes Coral, Stan James Online and across 2017.

You can read the full report from the UK Gambling Commission here. 

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