Glasgow Is the Gambling Capital of Europe

By Staff Writer  |  July 29, 2015
Glasgow Is the Gambling Capital of Europe

Recent Survey Reveals Glasgow is the gambling capital of Europe!

Britain is a nation of gamblers, we all love a flutter. It seems Scots are hooked on bookies £4bn-a-year fixed-odds roulette betting terminals dubbed ‘the crack cocaine of gambling’

A recent Roulette.org.uk survey looked at just this. Specifically, researchers asked 2,400 people in 12 different countries across Europe about their gambling habits.

An astonishing £4,055,000,000 is wagered and each year by punters feeding fixed-odds betting terminals offering casino games such as roulette.

The findings include:
1 out of 5 Scottish males are playing Roulette online along with fixed odd terminals
1 out of 4 Brits are participating in gambling activities online,
1 out of 5 Brits are now gambling using their mobile devices

Scots are playing Roulette more than other European nations for real money, and 75% of Brits are participating in gambling activities every year.

The ultimate finding is that Glasgow is actually the gambling capital of Europe where gamblers bet £200m per year on bookies’ fixed odd roulette and slot machines. In terms of new figures, the survey shows that gamblers from Scotland significantly lost an average of £1,683 each last year through fixed odd terminals.

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Recently The British Gambling Prevalence Survey also found another 900,000 people were at “moderate risk” of becoming problem gamblers.

Peter Craske, spokesman for the Association of British Bookmakers, said 70 per cent of Scots gamble in some form. He added: “Many of them enjoy doing so in a regulated and responsible environment like a betting shop.

“About 60 per cent of our customers in Scotland bet over the counter with the rest playing on gaming machines, which have been in our shops for over 12 years.”

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