Underage gambling

Jack Finnie made this Freedom of Information request to Gambling Commission

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Dear Gambling Commission,

Could you please provide me with any statistics from the last 5 years to now, to show an increase in people under the age of 18 gambling.

With that to show any data in relation to video game micro transactions and addiction through that.

Yours faithfully,

Jack Finnie

Freedom of Information, Gambling Commission

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Freedom of Information, Gambling Commission

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request which has been processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

In your email you have requested ‘statistics from the last 5 years to now, to show an increase in people under the age of 18 gambling.’ Further to this ‘any data in relation to video game micro transactions and addiction through that.’

The Gambling Commission holds data on the percentage of 11-16 year olds who have gambled dating back to 2011.

Section 21 of the FOIA provides that information is exempt where it is reasonably accessible elsewhere. This data is all available on our website in the research library:

http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/new...

(look out for any 'Young People and Gambling' statistics.)

However, it should be noted, the data does not show an increase in gambling amongst this age group.

As part of the Young People and Gambling 2020 data we have published some results about the number of children aware of and playing with in game items in video games.

Kind regards

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Freedom of Information Team
Gambling Commission
Victoria Square House
Victoria Square
Birmingham B2 4BP

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