Industry statistics 2009-2010 published
Date: 15 December
The Gambling Commission has published its industry statistics
In August the Commission announced it was changing the
publication date for its annual statistics document from the summer
to late in the year. This was to allow a change to fiscal year
reporting (1 April to 31 March) for the data we release from
regulatory returns, so that direct comparisons can be made between
all our data sets, and also to allow us more time to ensure the
accuracy of the data we publish.
The document includes facts and figures for 1 April 2009 to 31
March 2010 on activity in the arcade, betting, bingo, casino and
lotteries sectors plus data on gaming machines. The
statistics are based on regulatory returns completed by operators
and comparative figures for the 2008/09 financial year are
included. We are also publishing our standard six-monthly
supplement on betting integrity activity.
Both documents can be downloaded from the www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk
website from the Annual Report page.
Notes to editors
The Gambling Commission
- 1. The Gambling Commission (the Commission) regulates gambling
in the public interest alongside its co-regulators local licensing
authorities. It does so by keeping crime out of gambling, by
ensuring that gambling is conducted fairly and openly, and by
protecting children and vulnerable people from being harmed or
exploited by gambling. The Commission also provides independent
advice to government on gambling in Britain.
- 2. The Commission and local licensing authorities
are responsible for licensing and regulating all gambling in
Great Britain other than the National Lottery and spread betting,
which are the responsibility of the National Lottery Commission and
the Financial Services Authority (FSA) respectively.
- 3. See the Terms & Conditions section of our website
for information on legal advice.
- You can call John Travers on (0121) 230 6700, (07852) 124624 or
email him via firstname.lastname@example.org.