The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has called for a renewed focus on addressing problem gambling after publishing new research based on data collected in 2015.

The report provides an analysis of gambling across Great Britain, and revealed that 63 per cent of adults aged 16 and over had gambled in the past year, down from 65 per cent in 2012, with National Lottery draws continuing to be the most popular gambling activity for both men (50 per cent) and women (43 per cent).

Excluding National Lottery draws, 45 per cent of adults had gambled, with this figure dropping to 10 per cent for online gambling.

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