The Gambling Commission has published new research which explores the gambling journeys and behaviours of young people and adults aged 16 to 30.
The research, delivered by global insights agency 2CV, was conducted using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods, which allowed the Commission to further explore the views of this demographic in their own words and reflecting their own voice.
This research supplements the Commission’s wider research programme to understand the experiences of children, young people and vulnerable adults - with the findings adding a deeper insight to the Commission’s work.
The key findings of the 2CV research show that amongst the research participants:
The Commission publishes official statistics each year about the gambling behaviour of children and young people aged 11-16 in Great Britain as part of its Young People and Gambling Survey. However, due to the ongoing disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, fieldwork for the 2021 survey was postponed.
To continue to advance knowledge about children and young people’s gambling behaviour, they commissioned smaller, alternative pieces of research which utilise a different methodology and do not rely on pupils being in schools.
It is important to note that the findings published are qualitative and quantitative in nature and do not constitute a replacement for the official statistics, which will resume in 2022.
The full findings can be viewed on Commission’s website under exploring the gambling journeys of young people.