Key gambling stats

  • 300,000 to 1.44 million adults addicted to gambling* in Great Britain (sources here & here)
  • 78% of people engaging with micro sports (“in play”) betting are addicted, according to this study
  • £1.5 billionspent by the industry onadvertisingeach year
  • 15 xpeople suffering from gambling disorder are 15 times more likely to take their lives, according to research from Sweden

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* All addiction statistics relate to PGSI 8+. GwL does not use stigmatising terminology such as “problem gambler”. We use the words “addiction” and “addicted” as terms with wide public recognition and usage.