Spectacular Growth of Mobile Gambling revealed in the most recent reports
[/vc_column_text][vcex_spacing size=”20px”][vc_single_image image=”1606″][vcex_spacing size=”20px”][vc_column_text]In the month of February 2019, the annual Gambling Participation Report for 2018 was published – made by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). There were offered interesting facts about the growth of mobile gambling in Great Britain.
The survey confirmed the growth of mobile gambling in Great Britain. The mobile platforms, such as phones and tablets, have skyrocketed last years and local inhabitants gambling online got used to mobile devices.
The analyzed data presented that 55% of the respondents have gambled online using a mobile device in 2018. Unsurprisingly, the figure represented a 4% growth comparing with the data from 2017 (51%).
Even if the UKGC pointed to the risen number of the online gambles during the month of December 2018, the gambling participation of local citizens decreased in proportion. In such a way, 46% of the interviewed persons declared to play online in the preceding four months, being less with 1 per cent referring to the 45% from 2017.
Interesting fact is that nowadays both men and women like gambling for the different reasons and expectations. Even if everyone could enjoy playing games, the survey revealed that gambling in Britain remained a male-dominating hobby.
Mobile Phone Gambling on the Second Position in 2018
Looking through the data concerning the gambling trends the last years, it has been stated technological advances for online gambling. IGaming became mobile, since the players prefer mobile devices to desktop ones and physical casinos. The mobile revolution allows having immediate access to the online games and obtaining prompt satisfaction from the process. These items represent a strong justification why mobile gambling is growing last time.
In this regard, the German online portal for statistics Statista provided a survey, finding out that 62.9% of the world population used a mobile phone during the research. Based on those statistics, they estimated that the data would rise at 67% in 2019.
There is nothings new about the expensive navigation on the internet via a mobile phone last years. Ultimately the situation really changed and using the internet became simply and accessible. In spite of the massive progress in gaming industry, the preferred devices for online gambling in 2018 remained laptops (45% of those surveyed) – the UKGC database in the Gambling Participation Report 2018 stated a decline of 5% from the 50% achieved in 2017.
As about the mobile phones, they were runners-up among the British online gamblers’ preferences in 2018 (44% of those surveyed) – an additional 5% to 39% obtained in 2017.
Referring to gender use of the mobile devices, the data confirmed that males were more active: in 2017, there were 17% and in 2018, the facts represented 57%. While women’s gambling participation in mobile phone denoted 43% in 2018 – in effect this number increased with 5% from the previous year.
Relating to the aged segment in mobile gambling, the figures increased with 8% from 2017 to 2018 (70%) within the 25-34 age group; and with 7% from 2017 to 2018 (58%).
The Gambling Commission concluded that people between 18 and 44 years old were more active gambling online through mobile phones. As tablets remained the preference of different age categories, including the people over 65 years.
Growing of Mobile Gambling = Growing Awareness
As gambling became increasing popular and accessible among people, the British Government decided to monitor severely all types of gambling.
Currently numerous British-based people used to gamble online and to bet in play via mobile devices – this is happened because the UK offered appropriate opportunities as the first country that authorised online gambling. Regrettably is the fact that not only the online mobile gambling participation increased, but also the gambling addiction.
Gambling is very addictive and grows into a problem for vulnerable individuals who are at risk to become problem gamblers. That is why gambling is hard criticized, probably fairly and unfairly. It is well known that the British betting represents an important contributor to the UK economy. However, many gambling operators have been accused to be negligent towards their players’ safety, trying to involve as many people as possible to their off- and online gambling activities.
The anti-gambling activists illustrated the necessity to make the gaming rules lucrative and make restrictions for gambling ads, in order to protect people, above all the young persons.
And so, the British Government attempts to strengthen the rules for gambling operators, to impose restrictions for gambling adverts, and, of course, to assure a healthy atmosphere for the gambling community.
The Gambling Commission requires continuously that gambling companies should be conscientious towards customers and vulnerable people, assuring their gambling protection and heath.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]