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Gambling key facts

We collect and analyse data to monitor changes that may have an impact on the regulatory framework. And to make sure we are up-to-date with gambling industry statistics and gambling-related research.

Key facts and figures about the gambling industry 

£13.7 bn

Total gross gambling yield (GGY) of the Great Britain gambling industry (Apr 2016 – Mar 2017) (1.8% increase from Apr 2015 - Mar 2016)

 

106,236

Total number of employees in the Great Britain gambling industry

(Mar 2017) (1% decrease from Mar 2016)

 

8,502

Total number of betting shops in Great Britain

(Sep 2017) (3.9% decrease from Mar 2017)

 

583

Total number of bingo premises in Great Britain

(Sep 2017) (1.4% decrease from Mar 2017)

 

146

Total number of casinos in Great Britain

(Sep 2017) (1 more than Mar 2017)

£4.7 bn

Total GGY for the remote sector(Apr 2016 – Mar 2017) (10.1% increase from Apr 2015 - Mar 2016)

34%

Market share of the remote betting, bingo and casino sector

(Apr 2016 – Mar 2017) (1.5% increase from Apr 2015 - Mar 2016)

182,916

Total number of gaming machines in Great Britain

(Apr 2016 – Mar 2017) (1.8% increase from Apr 2015 – Mar 2016) (excludes those requiring only a local authority permit)

 

£1.5 bn

Contributions to good causes from the National Lottery

(Apr 2016 – Mar 2017) (16.9% decrease from Apr 2015 – Mar 2016)

£255.6 m

Contributions to good causes from large society lotteries

(Apr 2016 – Mar 2017) (20.5% increase from Apr 2015 – Mar 2016)

 

 

 

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