French people and gambling
Results from the 2019 Santé publique France Barometer
Tendances n° 138, OFDT, 6 p.
Monitoring gambling practices among French adults have been carried out in France since 2010, thanks to the Santé publique France (SpF) Barometer which includes a survey component focusing on gambling activities. This issue of Tendances reports on recent changes in French gambling practices in terms of frequency, intensity and social damage. This publication is issued while gambling issues have been included into the OFDT’s institutional scope as of 1 July 2020.
Even if traditional gambling sales outlets are still largely dominant, online gambling is on the rise and concerned 16.1% of all gamblers in 2019 against 7.3% in 2014. The Internet is now the main medium for sports betting, as online gambling increased from 26.1% to 61.0%.
In 2019, fewer French people gambled than in 2014 but they are playing more intensively. It is estimated that 1.6% of players have difficulty with their practice. Between 2014 and 2019, the prevalence of moderate risk gambling and excessive gambling increased.
Authors : Jean-Michel Costes (ODJ), Jean-Baptiste Richard (SpF), Vincent Eroukmanoff, Olivier Le Nézet, Antoine Philippon
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