What is the most popular form of gambling; lotteries, casino games or bingo? Statistics Canada (2009) reports lotteries as the most popular form of gambling in BC and Canada. Men are reported to gamble more frequently and will spend three to four times more than women. However, over time, men will spend less; women will progressively spend more. Higher income households are more likely to engage in gambling activities, while lower income homes are more likely to spend a larger percentage of income on gambling activities. No matter which statistic you fall under, help is available when gambling ceases to be a fun activity.