Buzzy is on a number high after the U.K. Gambling Commission's study on remote gaming. Among the key findings:

  • In 2006 nearly 8% of adults said they took part in at least one form of remote gambling, including the National Lottery, in the previous month. This falls to under 6% if those only gambling on the National Lottery are excluded. The remaining 92% of respondents said they had not participated in any form of remote gambling.
  • The National Lottery is the main activity for remote gambling, with over 5% of respondents saying they had gambled remotely on the Lottery in the previous month, which is around two and half times the next most popular activities of on line poker and remote betting (horses, football etc).
  • Those participating are more likely to be male than female and aged 18-34.
  • Remote gambling via a computer, laptop or handheld device was most popular (5.2% of all adult respondents gambling this way in the previous month), followed by gambling via mobile phone (2.2%) and interactive/digital TV (1.7%).
According to the Office for National Statistics, the number of UK households with internet access has risen from 39 per cent in 2001 to an estimated 57 per cent in April 2006 and UK businesses reported a fivefold increase in the value of internet sales between 2001 and 2005.