National Lottery Remains Most Popular Form of UK Gambling
New figures released by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) have shown that, despite the rise of online and mobile casino gambling, the National Lottery is still the most popular form of gambling in the UK.
In its latest survey, the UKGC found that in the first three months of this year 51% of respondents had taken part in some form of gambling activity, down from 56% the year before.
However, it was ticket sales for the National Lottery that was the most common form and accounted for 36% of gambling.
Nonetheless, this is still a significant drop from the 41% of the market it enjoyed in the same period last year and the 47% is enjoyed in 2013. On the other hand, recent figures have shown that mobile lottery play has grown considerably and has helped to create prize funds that are larger than ever before.
Other lotteries were the second most popular form of gambling with 13% of the market and they were followed by scratch cards with 9%. Interestingly online gambling and betting remained fairly steady at 15% and 3% of the market respectively.
In other UK gambling news, the UKGC has updated players that have been affected by the ongoing problems with 666Bet and Metroplay. Customers of both sites can now access the websites and request a withdrawal by opening an account with Skrill. However, some customers are still reporting problems accessing their funds.
MetroPlay has said that it is working to resolve these issues and is once again urging its customers to open an account with Skrill to help and speed up the process.