Only 10% of gamblers recognize themselves as gamblers
CompaniesYouGov andIGRG conducted a survey among gamblers to study their habits and attitudes towards gambling. A total of 2,000 people took part in the study.
According to the results of the survey, only 10% of gamblers recognize themselves as gamblers. According to experts, people mistakenly do not consider themselves to be gamblers, because they sincerely do not consider some games to be gambling. For example, 42% of respondents do not includeslot machines, 33% - lotteries, 29% - scratch cards. At the same time, the researchers note that every second person buys lottery tickets, every third person buys scratch cards, and every fifth person makes bets on sporting events.
The survey organizers also studied people's attitudes towards gambling. More than 77% of respondents said they have enough information to play safely. 55% chose as their main thesis the statement that gamblers should not spend more than they can afford, and 32% supported the idea that gambling should not interfere with building personal relationships.
"Every problem player at some point thought he didn't have a problem. Most people play responsibly and just for fun, but the idea of the dangers of gambling should come to people instinctively, like the desire to fasten your seat belts as soon as you get into the car,” said IGRG Chairman John Hagan.
Formerly American gaming associationstudied the attitude of US residents to gambling. It turned out that every second American speaks positively about gambling and believes that institutions help the local economy by creating jobs.