A study of 2,000 Britons from sports betting and gambling operator Entain found that a majority of gamblers view betting as a social activity.
The survey – conducted by the CT Group with a panel of respondents who all emphasises betting frequency and how betting fits into the lives of the British public.
Over half of participants regarded betting as a “social activity”, while over a quarter said they had made “good friends” through betting and gaming.
Gamblers surveyed also said they tend to spend more on other leisure activities than gambling, with 78% sending they spend twice as much at pubs and restaurants than they do on gambling.
Meanwhile, 38% said they enjoyed spending money while 58% said they saw themselves as savers.
Over 90% of people who said they enjoyed betting identified as sports fans, while almost two thirds of them labelled themselves as active money “savers”.
In addition, 94% of respondents responded affirmatively when asked if they should be free to decide for..