The answer was scratch tickets or lottery tickets at 4-8 percent. Online gamblers are also more likely to be younger than people who bet in more conventional ways. The federal government will today release a 150-page report to trends that are betting, based on polls in excess of 20,000 people. The study also highlights the “dramatic relationship” between deterioration of self-reported bodily health and forms of problem gambling.
“The growth in online gambling is regarding and reflective of a greater accessibility into the World Wide Web, but is also an essential sign that the local government needs to continue to help people betting online through our help solutions,”
She said. It reveals 1-3 per cent of the populace bet online in 2018up from 5 per cent in 2012 and only 1 percent in 2005. And 9.6 per cent of online gamblers have a gambling problem, a rate three times greater compared to offline gamblers. Gamblers in decent health were nine times more likely, and those in poor health were 10 times more likely.
The analysis found online betting was far more likely to develop into problem gambling than some other forms. Nearly one in five online gamblers bet more than 25 times in contrast to one in 10 of people that did not gamble online. The percentage of South Australians gambling online has tripled since 2012, a State Government study has found. Across all forms of gambling, the percentage of people betting fell from 69 to 65 per cent since 2012.
Human Services Minister Michelle Lensink said at-risk groups are men the divorced single or separated, under-24s and indigenous people. Those in good health were 3.5 times more apt to be problem gamblers than people in excellent health. Survey respondents were also asked how exactly they’d gambled within the past 12 months. Second was a major lottery ticket for a prize at 26 per cent, while 19 per cent played with pokies.