The amount of people in Lithuania who self-excluded from gambling grew in 2020, especially among women. The number of Lithuanians who self-excluded from gambling in 2020 reached 17,348 – an increase on 2019 according to the Lithuanian Gambling Supervisory Authority.
There was a rise in the number of women and the number of people aged 31 and 40 years old who self-excluded. The proportion of women who self-excluded increased to 10 per cent, up from 7 per cent last year.
On the other hand, the number of younger people aged 18 to 20 who self-excluded fell from 9 per cent to 6 per cent.
The Supervisory Authority said: “This small change is a possible sign that younger people are starting to look at their gambling more responsibly and that an aid measure such as a limitation on gambling is not necessary for them.”
The portion from the 21-30 age group who self-excluded also declined this year, from 52 per cent to 48 per cent, while self-exclusion among those aged 31 to 40 increased from 36 per cent to 42 per cent.
The proportion of self-excluded gamblers aged 41-50 remained at 2 per cent, and those aged 51 or older at 4 per cent.