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    Default Survey: Only 6% of players in Portugal bet exclusively on illegal sites

    A report by the Portuguese Association of Online Gambling and Gambling (APAJO) revealed that 56% of the more than 600 nationally registered players surveyed bet through licensed and unlicensed online gambling sites, but only 6% bet exclusively through illegal websites.

    Other findings, according to APAJO:

    • About 94% of registered players have already played for money in 2019
    • 20% of consumers were registered in 2018 and 52% of these were registered licensed operators only
    • Among consumers registered in the first half of this year, almost 70% registered only on licensed platforms
    • Sports betting is the favorite of online players (66.7%)
    • Most online players in Portugal are men (85.1%)

    "This data demonstrates a very favorable evolution in the growth of the licensed market ... This is a positive sign, although we consider in APAJO that there is still much to be done to combat unlicensed online gambling in Portugal,” said APAJO president Gabino Oliveira

    Looking at the data, Gabino Oliveira points out that it is young people between 18 and 24 years old who most bet on unlicensed platforms, almost 53%, a figure that drops to 29.4% in the group of 25 to 34 years.

    In the light of these data, APAJO advocates conducting a responsible gambling campaign focused on young people while effectively combating “illegal websites.”

    In a previous study comparing Portugal with other countries, also promoted by APAJO, it was estimated that there will be between 400,000 and 600,000 unique online gamblers in Portugal (between 4.6% and 6.9% of the adult population).
    Read more from the APAJO here: https://apajo.pt/2019/10/29/mais-de-...sites-ilegais/

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    It is the result of the correct government policy and public education. As they grow older, players switch to playing on licenced platforms, as indicated in the data. Perhaps, understanding comes with experience.

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