Gambling Research – Library


Health Survey of England (2012)
The Health Survey for England (HSE) was commissioned by the NHS Information Centre and conducted by NatCen, a not-for-profit independent social research organisation, dedicated to promoting a better informed society through high quality social research.

The data, contained in the Health Survey for England (2012) show that 65% of adults (almost 28 million people) in England gambled in the past year. Excluding those who gamble only on the National Lottery draw, the figure is 43%.

Chapter 7 concerns gambling in casinos.


Developing a Short Form of the PGSI
The aim of the present project is to provide the Gambling Commission and its stakeholders with advice on the feasibility and suitability of a new brief three‐item PGSI Short‐Form derived from the longer Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI) for use in tracking the prevalence of problem gambling in the general population




Gambling Commission Omnibus Surveys
Every three months the Gambling Commission publish data on gambling participation.





The Scottish Health Survey
The Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) provides a detailed picture of the health of the Scottish population in private households and is designed to make a major contribution to the monitoring of health in Scotland. It is essential for the Scottish Government’s forward planning, for identifying gaps in health services provision and for identifying which groups are at particular risk of future ill-health.



Gambling Commission: British Gambling Prevalence Study 2010
The British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2010 (BGPS) is the third nationally representative survey of participation in gambling and the prevalence of problem gambling in Great Britain. It builds on the two previous gambling prevalence surveys (published in 2000 and 2007).




Gambling Commission: British Gambling Prevalence Study 2007
The British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2007 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. This was the second such survey, the first being published in 2000.
It was independently carried out by NatCen, in collaboration with Professor Jim Orford at the University of Birmingham and Professor Mark Griffiths at Nottingham Trent University.



Gambling Commission: British Gambling Prevalence Study 1999
The British Gambling Prevalence Survey 1999 was the first nationally representative survey of its kind in this country. Its aim was to provide baseline data on adult gambling participation in Great Britain. It also estimated the extent of problem gambling within Great Britain.
The survey was commissioned by GamCare and carried out by NatCen. A random sample of 7,700 people aged 16 and over participated in the survey.