New UKGC Report Highlights Underage Gambling Activity
New UKGC report highlights underage gambling activity. 31% of 11- to 16-year-olds took part in some type of gambling during the past year.
Report from UK Gambling Commission highlights the growing number of underage gambling activities. 31% of 11- to 16-year-olds took part in some type of gambling during the past year and used their own money. The most popular types of betting were arcade games, betting with family and friends, and playing card games with money on the line.
0.9% of the 11- to 16-year-old age group are problem gamblers, 2.4% are at-risk gambers, and 27% non-problem gambling. 78% said they gambled because it was enjoyable. 28% were influenced by watching family members in their house engaging in gambling.
New UKGC Report Highlights Underage Gambling Activity. UK government review of existing gambling legislation expected to lead to stricter regulation of gambling operators. UK GC has already taken significant action against licensees with subpar social responsibility systems and restricted online slot games.