The most gambling countries and peoples

In which country do people most often play in casinos? Which nationals are more interested in sports betting? Where do poker really like? Who loves the lottery? What people in general can be called the most reckless in the World?

If you think that it will be about Americans with their Las Vegas, Indian casinos and Atlantic City, you are mistaken. The Chinese, known for their gambling addiction, are also not at the top of the rankings. Winners, if in this case the word is appropriate, were unexpectedly residents of other countries.

We have identified the top ten countries in which gambling entertainment is especially popular. The list was compiled on the basis of one criterion: “The amount that an average citizen of a country loses over the year.”

Data provided by H2 Gambling Capital. This company took note of the results on casinos, poker, bookmakers, racing and other types of gambling. The total amount was divided by the number of adult residents.

Of course, it would be good to take into account other factors: the volume of illegal business, the loss abroad and so on. But such a large-scale statistical research has not been conducted by any organization, therefore, we have to rely on the available data.

Top 5 most gambling countries:


V place – Finland

The amount of loss per year per person – $ 533
Favorite entertainments: lotteries, sports betting
Finns really love gambling. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland claims that more than 41% of the country’s adult population plays for money weekly.

The most popular draws of the national lottery and betting on sports events. Real and online casinos are covered by the state monopoly. Revenues from gambling go to public and educational purposes. Interestingly, the citizens of the country, losing more than one hundred and twenty euros, can officially get gamer status and claim free treatment for addiction.


IV place – Canada

The amount of loss per year per person – $ 568
Favorite entertainments: lotteries, sports betting
In Canada, gambling has been legalized since the early seventies of the twentieth century. There are several dozen casinos operating in the country, but local residents are not limited to gambling games offered by these institutions. Moreover, bookmakers and various lotteries, including instant scratch cards, are in the greatest demand.

Statistics say that three quarters of Canadians regularly buy lottery tickets. This entertainment is an integral part of Canadian culture. It is not considered dangerous or shameful. Many parents even constantly give lotteries to their minor children. Also in Canada, they are very fond of sports, especially ice hockey. Almost all residents watch NHL matches, broadcasts from ski runs, snowboarding competitions and other disciplines. Many Canadians make betting bets.


III place – Ireland

The amount of loss per year per person – $ 588
Favorite entertainment: sports betting
About the incredible love of the Irish to bet lay down legends. Everyone knows that they are avid debaters and fierce sports fans. Of course, sweepstakes are very popular in Ireland. Locals regularly drop by the races, and also make bets on rugby, football and other sports.


II place – Singapore
The amount of loss per year per person – $ 1100
Favorite entertainment: casinos, lotteries, sports betting
The gambling industry in this tiny South Asian country is still young. Since 1968, only the Singapore Pools state lottery has worked in Singapore. For quite some time now she also accepts bookmaker bets. In addition, world-famous casinos have opened in the country.

There are many football fans in Singapore who can’t imagine life without bets on their favorite clubs. The weekly turnover of this industry amounts to millions of dollars. Solving new forms of gambling, the authorities relied, first of all, on tourists, but local residents also willingly visit casinos. Well-off citizens are not even embarrassed by the rather high fees for entering gambling establishments. This fact is not surprising, because among Singaporeans there are a lot of millionaires and just a rich public.


I place – Australia

The amount of loss per year per person – $ 1288
Favorite entertainment: slot machines, sports betting
Residents of the largest country in the southern hemisphere are very reckless. Here are the data of local statistical organizations:

About eighty percent of Australians regularly play for money in one form or another, and half of the entire population plays slots. All over Australia, gaming machines, which are called pokies, are common. In some states, their number exceeds one hundred thousand. Video slots are offered not only in casinos. They are universally available in bars and other entertainment venues. In addition, some sports are incredibly popular in Australia, including cricket and football. Also in the country are regularly held major international tournaments that attract crowds of fans. A huge army of fans willingly makes bets in bookmakers. Why do Australians play so much money? Experts say that the point is the availability of gambling and the high standard of living in the country.


Other gambling countries of the World


Residents of the countries listed below are also very reckless, although they lose slightly less than the citizens of the countries listed above.

  • Italians – $ 517,
  • Hong Kong – $ 503,
  • Norway – $ 448,
  • Greece – $ 420,
  • Spain – $ 418.

For comparison, in the United States, people on average lose about $ 330 a year, while in Monaco – about $ 320, and in France – no more than $ 350. Again, the real numbers can be significantly higher, because it is unrealistic to calculate the volume of the entire illegal gambling. Underground sweepstakes everywhere take bets, official casinos often underestimate profits and so on. However, the above statistics provide a general assessment of the situation in different countries.