The Cost of Britain's Gambling Habits

Published July 7, 2014 by Amir G

The Cost of Britain's Gambling Habits

An infographic shows Britain's online gambling market is worth over.

An infographic published by Right Casino (above) sheds some very interesting light on Britain's gambling habits in general and on its thriving online gambling market in particular. The numbers displayed regarding the country's online gambling industry show that the UK is a force to be reckoned with.

Market worth over £2 Billion

According to the information which was gathered from different sources like the BBC, The Guardian and The Independent, the UK online gambling market is worth over £2 billion. This is an astounding number which renders the UK a powerhouse of online gaming. Furthermore, the numbers show that in 2013 alone the average household in the UK spent around £166 on gambling. This info is tied with communication researches showing that gambling advertisement spots increased from 152,000 in 2006 to 1.39 million in 2012.

Among other things, researchers and journalists attribute the spike of gambling in the UK to the advent of smartphones and tablets which allow people to play any time of the day without having to use a computer at home.

Online Gaming Powerhouse

Despite the big numbers, these statistics are not so surprising seeing that UK is for a long time now one of the world's leaders in online casinos and sportsbooks. England is a domain for some of the online gaming world's biggest names the likes of bet365, Betfred, William Hill, Winner and many others. Aside from catering to UK citizens, these sites cater to wider European crowds and even to players from other continents.

Responsible Gambling Awareness

These numbers naturally bring concerns of gambling problems, which are dealt head-on by gambling operators who advocate responsible gambling in their websites and betting shops, equipping their staff with tools to spot and assist anyone who seems to go over their heads while gambling.

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