What Gambling Statistics Tell Us About UK Gambling Industry


How many gamblers are in the UK?

The United Kingdom has approximately 24 million adult gamblers.

How much is gambled in the UK each year?

It’s estimated that UK households spend an average of £2.60 per week on gambling. However, this number varies slightly among income groups. Those belonging to the second highest gross income decile group spend on average £4.20 per week, £0.80 more than those in the lowest decile group.

Is gambling a problem in the UK?

Yes. According to the latest gambling statistics in the UK, gambling is a rising problem, especially among young adults. It’s estimated that about 1.4 gamblers in the UK struggle with controlling their gambling.