Online Gambling Statistics
According to an annual survey conducted by the Annenberg Adolescent Communication Institute, more than a quarter of all young adults have tried to gamble online at least once. However, the number of men who have successfully gambled online is much lower. Most people who reported successful gambling on the internet were between the ages of 18 and 44. And, a few percent of them were under the age of eighteen. Nevertheless, there is a significant increase in online gambling for young people.
As of 2015, only one in five people (14%) reported having gambled on the internet. In contrast, four in ten American adults reported gambling at home. Besides, twenty-five percent of the UK population played in land-based casinos. This means that more people are likely to play online than in brick-and-mortar establishments. Moreover, the majority of online gamblers are young and affluent demographic.
The statistics on the number of online gambling users show that young people are more likely to be hooked on gambling on the Internet. While many young adults are influenced by their parents’ financial status, the number of older individuals is also rising. In the US, over one-third of people age 15-19 use the internet as a means to gamble, while less than five percent of those aged sixty-four-and-over gamble regularly. But, for those aged sixty-four and above, online gambling is more attractive.