Research from BonusFinder.com has revealed that 94% of UK gamblers were aware of the responsible gambling tools available to them during the lockdown period.
The research, which surveyed 500 UK casino and bingo players, detailed that 31% of players had gambled ‘somewhat more’ between March and June, while 28% admitted to gambling ‘the same’ amount as they would in normal circumstances.
Fintan Costello, Managing Director, BonusFinder.com, said: “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.”
Only 5% of respondents stated that they were unaware of responsible gambling tools, with the over 45s three times less likely to know of the functions available, with this number falling to 3% when looking at 18-24-year-olds.
Deposit limits were found to be the most widely acknowledged responsible gaming tool among all respondents. Of those surveyed, men were more likely to be aware of the deposit limits, with 66% stating they knew of them, compared to 61% of women. Meanwhile, 46% of men acknowledged session limits in contrast to 52% of women.