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This statistical release covers the quarterly gambling participation and problem gambling prevalence data for the year to December 2021, as well as reporting on respondents’ perceptions of trust, crime, and attitudes towards gambling.
The year 2021 has seen the continuation of some Covid restrictions throughout Great Britain. The various lockdown rules and restrictions throughout the past two years have brought about wider consumer behavioural change and clearly have also had an impact on the gambling sector.
In year to Dec 2021, the overall problem gambling rate is statistically stable at 0.3%, compared to year to Dec 2020. The moderate risk and low risk rates are also statistically stable at 0.8% and 1.9% respectively. This stability in 2021 follows previous significant decreases in the problem gambling and at risk rates as described in the Year to Sept 2021 release.
This is first year where we have seen a switch towards more positive perceptions of gambling shown by: