Cyprus National Betting Authority (NBA) announced during a press conference, earlier this week, that it will conduct a gambling survey for the first time in order to evaluate the habits of Cypriot players and to determine the “frequency of participation” in games.
NBA Chairwoman, Ioanna Fiakou, stated: “The authority has commissioned Insights Market Research (IMR) Ltd to conduct a quantitative survey by interviewing 3 000 individuals, in order to study and investigate the Cypriot public’s extent of participation in games of chance,”
“The survey’s goals focus on recording the extent of participation in gambling activities, identifying the extent of problematic participation among the public, studying gamblers’ social and demographic traits, the frequency with which they engage in gambling, and their budgeted and real spending in gambling.”
Personal interviews will start today, October 25th, and will last until the end of December, among 3 000 randomly selected individuals of the age groups of 13th to 17th, 18th to 34th, 35th to 49th year old, 50 to 64years old and above 65 years old.
At least 1,208 people will be interviewed in Nicosia, 863 in Limassol, 516 in Larnaca, 257 in Paphos and 166 in Famagusta, according to Fiakou.
“The goal of separation by age group is that the authority will seek to take all necessary measures for each group and recommend the appropriate measures to the competent authorities,” Fiakou said.