The latest Health Survey from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has revealed that the problem gambling rate in Great Britain has remained stable since 2012.

The Health Survey, which outlines participation, at-risk gambling and problem gambling rates across Great Britain, was based on field research carried out in 2016 using data combined from the Health Survey for England, the Scottish Health Survey and the Wales Omnibus.

It shows that 1.2 per cent of gamblers were classed as problem gamblers, equivalent to 0.7 per cent of the population and in line with previous surveys undertaken in 2012 and 2015. For men, the highest proportion of problem gamblers were found among those aged 25 to 34.

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