Research finds UK gamblers saved their cool throughout lockdown

Downside playing isn’t factor, however the prospect of downside gamblers being locked of their homes with nothing else to do was the stuff of nightmares within the early days of the pandemic. Nowhere was this worry extra pronounced than within the UK, the place anti-gambling forces are eager to level out any perceived hassle brought on by the playing {industry}.

However, in response to a current examine by GambleAware, solely about 4 % of UK punters truly elevated their playing throughout lockdown. Actually, loads of UK residents truly lower down their playing as they presumably spent their time in lockdown making sourdough starters and banana bread.

The great factor about this playing industry-funded examine is that it’s carried out yearly, so outcomes may simply be in comparison with years that appear to be what we used to name “regular”. What the survey discovered was that the quantity of people that gambled throughout lockdown truly decreased ten % from the identical interval in 2019. Given the huge quantity of job furloughs and uncertainty that accompanied that interval, this isn’t notably stunning.

On an identical observe, the survey discovered that about 40 % of the households surveyed spent much less on playing than they did the 12 months earlier than. Once more, given the financial uncertainty of the time, that is the anticipated end result.

One other unsurprising outcome GamblingAware discovered was that downside gamblers remained downside gamblers all through 2020. Individuals who battle with playing dependancy don’t take day off for pandemic so nobody ought to be shocked after they discover out that quarantine isn’t the remedy for downside playing.

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