HOW MANY PEOPLE GAMBLE ONLINE IN THE UK

There’s no doubt that gambling is becoming ever more popular. This is especially true in the United Kingdom. Almost everybody knows someone that’s tried playing a couple of casino games online.

Yet, what are the actual statistics? Why is the online gambling industry seeing such a rise in popularity?

Today, we’ll be looking at how many people gamble online in the UK, as well as looking at some other interesting statistics.

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As many as the number of citizens in a small country.

Recent figures show that over 40 million people in the UK have been participating in online casino games. Most of these players chose to play online slots, sports betting games and bingo.

The UK online gambling industry mirrors what we see in the rest of the world. If you think about it, 40 million users would mean that half of the population in the UK played online gambling games.

The young and the old are playing online games.

There’s a popular misconception that older folks are mostly playing online gaming. Statistics, however, show that a wide variety of people enjoy online gambling.

The most active players are aged between 25 and 34 years. A whopping 25% of this demographic are frequent, return players. They play at their favourite online casinos every month.

Older folks aged between 35 and 54 years make up the remaining 20% of the online gambling group. 

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Now that we’ve looked at the number of players and their age groups, it’s time to figure out where they spend the big bucks.

The most popular gambling activities.

In the UK, online casinos are still more popular than sports betting. It also seems like the most popular online casino games are the more traditional game types. 

We find that familiar games, such as poker and blackjack, are the big games that draw in the crowds. Poker has become so popular that several gambling sites are entirely focused on poker alone.

Live dealer games, such as lotteries, roulette, and dice games, are also quite popular. Even blackjack is one of the favourite games that UK players frequent. Today, gamblers can enjoy any of these games from the comfort of your home on any Android or iOS device.

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What about slot games?

Don’t forget about the staple of every online casino. Slot games, in a wide variety of formats, are still a favourite for UK players. Slot games are so advanced and entertaining that they transport players on an exciting adventure every time. 

These themed games are perfect for players of all skill levels. This low entry-level makes them a popular choice for new gamblers.

Responsible and legal gambling is a priority.

Online gambling has become a safe and legal activity. This increased safety is part of the reason why the industry is experiencing such a fantastic boom. Despite how safe this industry is becoming, we still advise players always to gamble responsibly.

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