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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 

£13.9 bn

Total gross gambling yield (GGY) of the Great Britain gambling industry 
(Oct 2016 – Sep 2017) (0.7% increase from Apr 2016 - Mar 2017)

 

106,366

Total number of employees in the Great Britain gambling industry

(Sep 2017) (0.8% decrease from Mar 2017)

 

8,532

Total number of betting shops in Great Britain

(Mar 2018) (3.2% decrease from Mar 2017)

 

649

Total number of bingo premises in Great Britain

(Sep 2018) (2.0% increase from Mar 2017)

 

152

Total number of casinos in Great Britain

(Mar 2018) (2 more than Mar 2017)

£4.9 bn

Total GGY for the remote sector
(Oct 2016 – Sep 2017) 
(3.7% increase from Apr 2016 - Mar 2017)

35%

Market share of the remote betting, bingo and casino sector

(Oct 2016 – Sep 2017) 
(1.0% increase from Apr 2016 - Mar 2017)

183,928

Total number of gaming machines in Great Britain

(Oct 2016 – Sep 2017) 
(0.7% decrease from Apr 2016 – Mar 2017)
(excludes those requiring only a local authority permit)

 

£1.5 bn

Contributions to good causes from the National Lottery

(Oct 2016 – Sep 2017) 
(0.6% increase from Apr 2016 – Mar 2017)

£251 m

Contributions to good causes from large society lotteries

(Oct 2016 – Sep 2017) 
(1.7% decrease from Apr 2016 – Mar 2017)

 

Who we are and what we do (key facts leaflet)

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