Do you gamble to make ends meet? MoneySaving Poll Results

Poll Started 7 June 2011

Do you gamble to make ends meet?

Some people gamble hoping to fulfill dreams of luxurious mansions, flash cars and wild parties on yachts.

Do you regularly gamble as part of your general financial planning (eg, aiming to pay off debt)? If so, what?

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Bingo159 votes (3 %)
Casino127 votes (2 %)
Dog racing80 votes (2 %)
Football pools84 votes (2 %)
Horse racing225 votes (4 %)
I don't gamble as part of my financial planning3,508 votes (67 %)
Online games, eg, casinos, bingo or slot machines221 votes (4 %)
Other sports betting206 votes (4 %)
Poker with friends or at a club107 votes (2 %)
Scratchcards 449 votes (9 %)
Slot machines144 votes (3 %)
The National Lottery draw 1,515 votes (29 %)

5,240 people have selected 6,825 options (percentages are the number who voted for that topic of the total people who have voted, so won't add up to 100%).

We try to use technology to limit voting to one per person. Occasionally, this may erroneously block a few people's votes (eg, from shared offices). Apologies for that.