This report provides information about gambling behaviour in Great Britain The main aims and objectives of this report were:
Findings Participation in gambling activities
At-risk gambling was measured using the Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI). This identifies people who are at risk of problems related to their gambling behaviour but who are not classified as problem gamblers.
Problem gambling is gambling to a degree that compromises, disrupts or damages family, personal or recreational pursuits. Estimates of problem gambling are provided according to two different measurement instruments, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV (DSM-IV) and the PGSI.
Problem gambling prevalence measured by either the DSM-IV or the PGSI was 0.8%, approximately 430,000 people, with men being more likely than women to be classified as problem gamblers (1.5% and 0.2% respectively).
This report uses data combined from the Health Survey for England 2015, and the Scottish Health Survey 2015 and the Wales Omnibus in 2015.