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New study finds nearly half of British adults enjoy gambling_1

In the United Kingdom, a new study from the Gambling Commission regulator has found that 2016 saw the average rate of gambling among adults increase by 3.6% year-on-year to stand at 48.4% with tickets for the National Lottery remaining the most popular form of gambling.

The investigation, which was conducted via telephone and online by London-based consultancy Populus, found that some 52.6% of all male respondents had participated in gambling in the four weeks leading up to being surveyed, which was a rise of 3.5% year-on-year, while the female rate stood at 44.3%.

“This report presents annual estimates of gambling behavior in [the United Kingdom] in 2016 and constitutes the Gambling Commission’s regular tracker of gambling participation,” read a statement from the Gam…