UK Gambling Commission publishes six-monthly update to industry statistics

UK Gambling Commission publishes six-monthly update to industry statistics

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31 May 2018: The UK 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.

Headlines 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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