Surveys and Research: Young People and Gambling in the UK

December 18, 2019

Earlier this year, the UK Gambling Commission published its annual report on Young People and Gambling, with young people defined as those between 11 and 16 years old. Despite the alarmist headlines there was much to be cheerful about. Although 11% said they had spent their own money gambling in the past 7 days, this was down from 14% in the previous year’s survey. However, included in these figures is young people who have bet or played cards for money with friends. I am not sure this is something that should be frowned upon; betting with friends for money or other things is surely part of growing up.

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