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The British Gambling Prevalence Survey, 2007 is a large-scale nationally representative survey of participation in gambling and the prevalence of problem gambling in Great Britain. The survey was undertaken to help the Gambling Commission understand the nature and scale of gambling in Great Britain at a point before the Gambling Act 2005 was implemented on 1 September 2007.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Participation in gambling in the past 12 months, participation in gambling in the past 7 days , problem gambling screens , attitudes to gambling , health, lifestyle and socio-demographic questions.
Great Britain, addiction, age, alcohol consumption, attitudes, ball games, bingo, casinos, debilitative illness, debts, dog racing, economic activity, educational background, emotional states, equestrian sports, ethnic groups, expenditure, financial difficulties, football pools, gambling, gambling losses, gaming machines, gender, health, household head's occupational status, households, income, internet gambling, lotteries, money, occupational status, parents, profits, qualifications, smoking, social support, winnings
Identifier Variables
Country, GOR
Economic/Subject Categories
Income, Earnings
Area of Health System
Data Available
Socio-economic, Demographic
Data collecting organization (s)
National Centre for Social Research
Data Type
Survey (cross-sectional)
Coverage (date of field work)
2006, 2007
Unit of Analysis

Adults aged 16 and over living within private households. 9,003 individuals

ESDS Access and Preservation, UK Data Archive
Conditions of Access
Free registration access
Wardle H, et al. British Gambling Prevalence Study 2007. London: TSO, 2008