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Gambling Survey 2021: Around one third of Germans gamble

With the so-called Gambling Survey 2021, the Institute for Interdisciplinary Addiction and Drug Research (ISD), in cooperation with the university, has presented the latest figures on gambling in Germany. The data was collected by Info GmbH Markt- und Meinungsforschung from Berlin, and the survey was sponsored by Deutscher Lotto- und Totoblock.

One of the most important key figures of the study is the fact that around 30 percent of all Germans have taken part in at least one game of chance in the last twelve months. In addition, however, the survey also examined gambling behavior broken down by forms of gambling and tested the frequency of gambling among respondents.

The data for the Glücksspielsurvey 2021 was compiled in an extensive study. The basic population of the study is the German-speaking population between the ages of 16 and 70. A total of more than 12,300 interviews with study participants were conducted for this purpose from August 2021 to October 2021. According to the Gambling Survey, 29.7 percent of the population have taken part in at least one game of chance for money in the last twelve months.

There are noticeable differences between the sexes. At just under 34.7 percent, the proportion of men was noticeably higher than that of women at around 24.5 percent. A distinction was also made in the evaluation between the age groups. In the 36- to 45-year-old age group, the proportion of current gamblers would grow steadily to around 33.8 percent in 2021.

Most gamblers prefer one form of gambling

According to the Gambling Survey, most gamblers would prefer one form of gambling. Around one-fifth of all respondents "took care" of one form of gambling exclusively within a year. 6.1 percent of respondents resorted to two forms of gambling, and 2.1 percent to three forms of gambling. It is also interesting to note that around twelve percent of the population place their bets exclusively in stationary gambling establishments. In turn, almost ten percent of all respondents gamble exclusively online. Only slightly more than six percent of respondents stated that they participate in both stationary gambling and online gambling.

If the analysis is to be believed, the classic 6aus49 lottery is the most popular form of gambling in Germany. Almost every fifth person surveyed has taken part in this at least once in the last twelve months. Eurojackpot is close behind with 10.7 percent, while 6.8 percent of those surveyed had taken part in sports betting or online arcades.

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