Commission Publishes Gambling Statistics

06/06/2018

The Gambling Commission has published its six-month update to the gambling industry statistics.

Figures provide a snapshot of activity, market changes and trends across all gambling sectors for the period October 2016 to September 2017.

Headline findings:

  • £13.9bn total gross gambling yield (GGY) of the Great Britain gambling industry (0.7% increase from Apr 2016 – Mar 2017)
  • £4.9bn total GGY for the online sector (3.7% increase from Apr 2016 – Mar 2017)
  • 35% market share of the remote sector (1.0% increase from Apr 2016 – Mar 2017)
  • 106,366 total number of employees in the Great Britain gambling industry (0.8% decrease from Mar 2017)
  • 8,532 total number of betting shops in Great Britain (3.2% decrease from Mar 2017)
  • 183,928 total number of gaming machines in Great Britain (0.7% decrease from Apr 2016 – Mar 2017) (excludes those requiring only a local authority permit)
  • 649 total number of bingo premises in Great Britain (Mar 2018) (2.0% increase from Mar 2017)
  • 152 total number of casino premises in Great Britain (Mar 2018) (2 more than Mar 2017)
  • 1,810 total number of licensed arcades in Great Britain (Mar 2018) (3.5% decrease from Mar 2017).

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