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Boom in Online Casino Gambling
Despite a steady decline
in gambling in recent years, ORCs annual GamblerTrack study reveals
that 60% of the UK population still participates in gambling. Online
gambling is on the rise, increasing by 46% last year, while traditional
methods are declining.
Online gambling remains a relatively small sector, but it is now a
competitive business and deregulation is likely to encourage even faster
growth. Traditional betting via telephone, in shops, casinos and
on-course saw a sharp decline in 2004, continuing the trend of the
last few years. Since 1996, the number of adult gamblers has decreased
from 37.5 million to 28 million.
The study shows that the vast majority 95% – of those who gamble take
part in the National Lottery, which is played by more than half of all
UK adults. The GamblerTrack findings suggest the decline in lottery
participation is now levelling off, with more respondents starting to
play the lottery than stopping.
GamblerTrack is based on interviews with 4,000 adults about all forms of
gambling including the National Lottery, bingo, online gambling, and
the football pools.
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