The Number of Pennsylvanians Gambling Online Increased by Almost 5% in 2023

Alex Nesterenko
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the number of pennsylvanians gambling online increased by almost 5 in 2023

According to Penn State University’s Pennsylvania Interactive Gaming Assessment, there was a notable surge in the number of individuals who gambled online in the previous year. According to the research, the percentage of adult Pennsylvanians who gamble online has increased to 16% from 11.1% in 2022.

Revenue and data on problem gambling have increased over the last year due to the increase in involvement.

The Presence of Online Gambling Saw an Increase in 2023

In terms of online gamblers in Pennsylvania, things remained mostly the same in 2021 and 2022. According to the Pennsylvania Interactive Gaming Assessment, 11% and 11.1% of PA adults, respectively, engaged in online gambling during those years.

The percentage has increased to 16%, which contributed to the state’s $5.51 billion in gaming income in the fiscal year 2022–2023.

The news announcement lists the following other study findings:

  • Individuals who gambled only offline (retail) bet twice or three times a month, but those who gambled both offline and online (dual-mode) bet once a week;
  • While offline gamblers only wagered for around 1.5 hours a month, dual-mode gamblers wagered for over 15 hours a month;
  • Dual-mode gamblers spent $708 on average every month on gambling, whereas offline gamblers spent $103 on the same activities;
  • Approximately 25% of dual-mode gamblers made less than $50,000 a year, and these people bet on the most different types of games;
  • The majority of dual-mode gamblers had a bachelor’s degree and were working; their average age was 37;
  • The most common kind of online gambling is sports betting.

Glenn Sterner, an assistant professor of criminal justice at Penn State Abington and the report’s lead author, explained that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania can use this report to comprehend the possible effects on people as individuals, families, and communities as online gambling revenue and advertising continue to rise.

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