Studies of compulsive gambling
In 2016, two studies of compulsive gambling, funded by the Danish Ministry of Taxation were published. SFI (the Danish National Centre for Social Research) was responsible for the reports that examine gambling habits among Danes between 18-74 and young persons from 12-17. The results were comparable with corresponding studies from 2005 and 2007.
Fewer Danes gamble
According to the report “Gambling and gambling problems in Denmark 2005-2016” the share of 18-70 year-olds who have gambled within the last year was smaller in 2016 than in 2005. In 2015, the number was 76 percent while in in 2016 it was 63 percent. On the other hand, the report showed that more 18-74 year-olds gambled in a way that could become a problem. It also showed that primarily men between 18-39 are at the risk of developing a gambling addiction. In the report, SFI estimated that the number of persons with an actual gambling addiction in 2016 was approximately 10,000. In 2005, the number was approximately 6,000.