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Gambling preferences in Wales and how the industry has grown

Researchers from Swansea University discovered 24% of people revealed their gambling habits have changed recently. Gambling has always been part of the Welsh culture and we generally enjoy a flutter. Many people now enjoy gambling as an entertainment option as their mobile devices have become a casino, bingo hall, or betting shop that can be accessed 24/7. It’s slightly surprising that we have moved to online casinos so readily, as we Welsh are known to be affectionate people.

With a quarter of gamblers in Wales saying they spent more time gambling as a form of entertainment, we thought we’d look at what form of gambling is most popular in Cymru.

Online Casino Games

Casino gaming has seen an enormous increase throughout the world, particularly in online slots. While poker, blackjack and bingo rooms remain popular, they entice many to the spinning reels because of the casino bonus system offering free spins and enjoyable online gameplay. The increased popularity of slots was foreseeable as the plugging of rewards, such as free slots tournaments or spend and get bonuses, have been considerable and effective in attracting new players to the games.

Each online casino has a large array of slots to suit every punter, but popular fantasy themes remain in titles such as Gates of Valhalla, Leprechaun’s Luck Cash Collect, Atlantis Queen and Khonsu God of Moon. There’s also a comprehensive collection of slots based on fishing, with Big Bass Bonanza one of many fishing themed slots available.

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Sports Betting

The Premier League remains popular as people enjoy a bet to make the football match more interesting, but Cardiff City, Swansea City, Newport County, and Wrexham also see some action.

The Six Nations has seen an increase in Welsh viewers keen to put their superior knowledge of the game to the test with a bet on the outcome of the tournament and individual contests. While there’s been an increase in rugby union betting, few believed our Dragons would be successful and most Six Nations predictions favoured France.

With considerable tempting promotions found online and a range of other sports that can be bet on, few see sports betting declining in popularity in Wales this year.

National Lottery

The national lottery remains a prevalent punt all across Wales, as many yearn for their numbers to come in and make them millionaires overnight.

While Welsh winners have had contrasting fortunes, it has become a tradition for many to purchase a ticket or two every week. For some, even though they never win, the National Lottery Grants for Heritage means some of their money is going to good use throughout Wales. Although there are several significant projects in your area, many have aspirations of winning the lottery.

Gambling in Wales is still a popular form of entertainment for many of us and is on the increase as more people flock to online casinos on their mobile devices. It’s a bit of fun that many can enjoy. Just make sure that you’re in control of your finances when considering a wager the best of luck whatever flutter you enjoy most.