The 2020 New York State Problem Gambling Prevalence Survey Overview was conducted by NYS OASAS and RTI International between July 24 and December 21, 2020. The purpose was to provide information on New York State adults participating in past-year gambling activities and to gather information on New Yorker’s attitudes and behaviors toward gambling, awareness of resources for problem gambling services, and other substance use and mental health concerns.
Research results on New York State adults:
- 68.0% of people in New York have not gambled at all within the past 12 months (non-gamblers);
- 27.5% of New Yorkers are classified as recreational gamblers;
- 3.8% of New Yorkers are at-risk gamblers;
- 0.7% of New Yorkers are problem (0.3%) or pathological (0.4%) gamblers.
2020 New York State Problem Gambling Prevalence Survey Final Report. New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. 2021.