Essential Report

Frequency of gambling

Aug 27, 2018

Q. How often do you gamble in the following ways?

  Regularly (more than once a month) Some-times (up to 10 times a year) Rarely (no more than once a year) Never Not sure   Reg/ some Men Reg/ some women Reg/ some aged 18-34 Reg/ some aged 35-54 Reg/ some aged 55+
Racing (horse, greyhounds) 9% 10% 19% 58% 3%   28% 10% 27% 16% 15%
Poker machines 6% 17% 21% 53% 3%   29% 16% 27% 21% 22%
Cards 4% 7% 9% 77% 3%   16% 7% 23% 10% 1%
Sporting events (football etc) 9% 9% 10% 70% 2%   29% 8% 30% 19% 6%

 

19% regularly or sometimes gamble on racing, 23% play poker machines, 11% gamble on card games and 18% gamble on sport.

Men are more than twice as likely as women to gamble on racing, cards and sport.

Poker machines are used across all age groups, while those aged 18-34 are more likely to gamble on racing, cards and sport.

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