Facts about gambling in NSW

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Facts about gambling in NSW

Over half of NSW adults gamble each year – mainly lotteries, then pokies, scratchies and race betting. So where’s the harm? Check out our latest stats.

Most of GambleAware’s most recent figures come from the NSW Gambling Survey 2019, a research report commissioned by the NSW Responsible Gaming Fund. It’s a hefty document, so we’ve summarised some of the key findings.

 

Biggest takeouts of the NSW Gambling Survey 2019

Check out the video to see how how much gambling in NSW has changed since our last gambling survey in 2011. Then download the fact sheets for more detail.

Fact: 1% of all adults in NSW are classified as problem gamblers
Infographic showing the proportion of people in New South Wales who have issues with gambling
Infographic showing the profile of people who gamble online
Infographic showing that almost 20% of people in NSW who gamble have some degree of gambling problems
Infographic showing the likelihood of different cohorts experiencing harm as a result of gambling
Infographic showing how types of gambling are broken down highlighting lotteries are the most common, followed by poker machines, scratchies and race betting
Infographic showing that different age groups tend to have different gambling preferences
Infographic showing forms of gambling more likely to cause harm, men gamble more than women
Infographic showing poker machines present more risk of harm than any other form of gambling, followed by online poker games
Infographic showing that gambling harm doesn’t just affect the person who gambles and it also affects people around them
Infographic showing the likelihood of different cohorts experiencing harm as a result of gambling

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