Swedish Regulator’s Survey Shows Interesting Findings About Gambling
A recent survey made by the Swedish authorities – Spelinspektionen, shows an increased number of unlicensed site users, as well as facts about gambling addiction.
The survey asked 3208 people, 7% of whom admitted to using unlicensed gaming sites, which was by 4% more than the results of the precedent survey.
Nevertheless, the regulator encourages to keep in mind that those numbers are relative, since many players are not even aware of a site’s licensing status in many cases.
Another 12% of people admitted to not being fully sure whether or not the website they were using was licensed by the Swedish regulator.
The next interesting finding was those people who gambled on unlicensed websites admitted more quickly to have an excessive gambling problem, mainly due to the 2019’s pandemic.
However, the overwhelming majority of the surveyed people did not report any increase in their gambling habits or excessive gambling whatsoever.
Most people who admitted to using unlicensed gambling sites claimed that they found those via google searches, and that the main reason they preferred those sites were the alleged ‘higher’ chances of winning.
Moreover, the survey also found that the majority of the licensed gambling sites did not carry an adequate amount of resources on Responsible Gaming.