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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

£13.6 bn

Total gross gambling yield (GGY) of the Great Britain gambling industry

(Apr 2015 – Mar 2016)

 

104,896

Total number of employees in the Great Britain gambling industry

(Mar 2016) (1.5% decrease from Mar 2015)

 

8,709

Total number of betting shops in Great Britain

(Sep 2016) (1.8% decrease from Mar 2016)

 

575

Total number of bingo premises in Great Britain

(Sep 2016) (4.3% decrease from Mar 2016)

 

148

Total number of casinos in Great Britain

(Mar 2016) (no change from Mar 2015)

£4.5 bn

Total GGY for the Remote Sector

(Apr 2015 - Mar 2016)

33%

Market share of the remote betting, bingo and casino sector

(Apr 2015 - Mar 2016)

167,839

Total number of gaming machines in Great Britain

(Apr 2015 - Mar 2016) (0.4% decrease from Apr 2014 – Mar 2015)

(excludes those requiring only a local authority permit)

 

£1.8 bn

Contributions (to good causes) from The National Lottery

(Apr 2015 - Mar 2016) (7.2% increase from Apr 2014 – Mar 2015)

£208.1 m

Contributions to good causes from large society lotteries

(Apr 2015 - Mar 2016) (10.5% increase from Apr 2014 – Mar 2015)

 

 

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