BonusFinder.com research has found that over 90 percent of UK gamblers have been aware of the variety of responsible gaming resources available to them over the past four months.
A survey of 500 UK casino and bingo players found that 31% of players across all age groups were playing ‘slightly more’ than their regular total over the period from March to June this year, but that a nearly equal amount (28 percent) was playing ‘the same’ as they would in normal circumstances.
This comes after data from the UK Gambling Commission showed that overall participation had fallen while many were confined to staying at home but that some engaged players spent more time and money gambling on some products.
Fintan Costello, BonusFinder.com managing director, stated: “Our research has found that RG tools have been top of mind for players even when many have been confined to their homes due to government guidelines.
“As the UK emerges from this period, we can see that gambling levels have risen but to a lesser extent than we expected and crucially, that players are aware of the range of helpful RG tools available to them across many regulated brands.
“The industry is taking a great deal of positive steps to protect players and it is high time we focused on this. We must continue to educate and normalise RG tools across all ages as well as improve and increase education and awareness for younger adults.”
More results highlighted that 5 percent of participants said they were unaware of safe gambling methods, with this percentage dropping to around 3 percent for the 18-24 demographic.
Deposit limits have been found to be the most commonly accepted responsible gaming resource by all respondents, with men (66 percent) saying they are more likely to be aware of the deposit limits than women (61 percent).
Once asked about time out devices, this gap increased with just 44 percent of women claiming they knew they were available compared to 54 percent of men. Nevertheless, in comparison to 52 percent of women, only 46 percent of men accepted session limits.