A Spanish study has revealed more older people participate in gaming than younger people, although the younger population enjoys substantially more online gaming.
The Prevalence study of gambling in the general population, published on Monday by the General Directorate of Gambling Regulation, shows the make-up of Spain’s market across 2022 and 2023.
It reveals that 22.85 per cent of people aged over 65 – the highest of any age category, participates in gaming.
Only 6.29 per cent of the 18-25 age range, which makes up a considerably lower 10.96 per cent of the population, participates in gaming.
However, of the over-65s participating in the market, only 2.55 per cent do so through online operators, compared with 22.37 per cent of 18-25s, 6.01 per cent of which go to land-based operators.
There is much more of an alliance between land-based and online gaming within the 36-45 age group, with 17.66 per cent of that group playing through land-based means and 23.39 per cent going online.
Over a quarter of the over-65s only play lotteries, with 12.79 participating in other forms of gaming. However, the latter figure is 18.63 per cent for the 18-25 age group, with those only playing lotteries making up 3.44 per cent of the group.