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Machine statistics

This is an extract from the industry statistics focused on gaming machines (which includes FOBTs, fruit machines).  

Gaming machines are an area of particular public interest as there is debate around their levels of stake and prize, the speed at which they can be played, the premises they can be found in and suggestions their use may have links to problem gambling.  

This report is useful for anyone who has a business interest in the gambling industry including international regulators, journalists, academic researchers, financial institutions, statisticians and local authorities.

Headline findings 

£2.7 bn

Total gross gambling yield (GGY) from gaming machines in Great Britain

(Apr 2016 – Mar 2017) (2.6% increase from Apr 2015 - Mar 2016)

 

20%

Market share of gaming machine GGY within the gambling industry (non-remote) (Apr 2016 – Mar 2017) (no change 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)

 

33,611

 Total number of category B2 machines in Great Britain

(Apr 2016 – Mar 2017) (3% decrease from Apr 2015 - Mar 2016)

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