Last year, the number of younger people from Lithuanian that decided to opt from gambling activities fell drastically. Nonetheless, the self-exclusion rates also rose for women within the range of 31-40 years.
This was disclosed by the LGSA (Lithuanian Gambling Supervisory Authority). They observed that a total of 17,348 people self-excluded from betting in 2020.
This is an increase from the number that last year compared to the figure the previous year. Even though the Supervisory Authority of Lithuania didn’t publish the total number of self-excluded cases two years ago.
This is the first time since data collection of the subject began in 2017 that the number of self-excluded people between the ages of 18-20 fell – from 9 percent to 6 percent.
In a statement by the Supervisory Authority they disclosed that
“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.”
A large number of self-excluded players are between the ages of 21 – 30 and 31 – 40. The age group between 20 -31 also fell slightly from 52 percent to 48 percent. On the other hand, the age group between 31 – 40 group increased from 36 percent to 42 percent.
Approximately 90 percent of all self-excluded bettors were male. In 2017, 93 percent of self-excluded players were male while women accounted for a meager 7 percent.
In addition, the Seimas, Lithuania’s legislature, released the State’s Budget for 2021. The budget revealed that the government plans to rake in a princely sum of €20.7 million in gambling and lottery gambling taxes plus fees.
In other news, Betixon, a top slot developer, has recently made a successful entry into Lithuania’s gaming market. This was contained in a deal with Betsafe from Betsson and Supercasino brands that currently function in the nation.
The newest entrant creates games that are mobile friendly but can also be played on a desktop. These games are likely to be a hit with the local populace.
Co-founder, Lior Cohen had this to say
“Betsson is one of the biggest names in the business and it is a real honour to see our suite of mobile-first slot games launch to players in Lithuania and Estonia through its Betsafe and Supercasino brands.”