U.K.Internet Gambling Survey Results Published

Published Saturday, May 01, 2010 - Online-Casinos.com

Every year the United Kingdom commissions a survey on the state of gambling in the land. Independent companies produce a document that is used by government and academics to determine the good the bad and the ugly side of gambling and with this unbiased information can determine appropriate courses of action in the political, economic and social spheres. The latest statistics have been published for the twelve months ending March 2010. All gambling activities including internet forms of gambling were included in the line of questioning. ICM Research compiles the data from sets of questions put to various participants throughout the entire spectrum of gambling products available. The information is published quarterly, and the final annual report is based on an updated sample collected from 8,000 responses. The findings are based on two separate enquiry sets. The first set of questions measures participation in all types of gambling activity which includes online gambling. The second set of questions measures participation exclusively related to remote means, such as a computer, mobile phone or interactive television. Key findings for the second set of questions relating to internet activity revealed during the year to March 2010, 10.7 percent of the 8 000 adults
responding said they had participated in at least one form of remote gambling in the
past month. Almost fifty percent of that number only used the National Lottery
products. The figure is up ever so slightly on the 2009 calendar year figure with only a .2 percent increase over last year. National Lottery products have been more available online in the last year and remote gambling with a computer, laptop or handheld device was the most popular at 9.4 percent of all respondents, this was followed by punting on a mobile phone 2.8 percent and the interactive television at 1.7 percent.

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