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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

£13.8 bn

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

(Oct 2015 – Sep 2016)

 

106,678

Total number of employees in the Great Britain gambling industry

(Sep 2016) (0.4% decrease from Mar 2015)

 

8,788

Total number of betting shops in Great Britain

(Mar 2017) (1.4% decrease from Mar 2016)

 

583

Total number of bingo premises in Great Britain

(Mar 2016) (5.7% decrease from Mar 2016)

 

147

Total number of casinos in Great Britain

(Sep 2016) (1 fewer than Mar 2016)

£4.5 bn

Total GGY for the Remote Sector

(Oct 2015 - Sep 2016)

32%

Market share of the remote betting, bingo and casino sector

(Oct 2015 - Sep 2016)

176,410

Total number of gaming machines in Great Britain

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

(excludes those requiring only a local authority permit)

 

£1.7 bn

Contributions (to good causes) from The National Lottery

(Oct 2015 - Sep 2016) (5.7% decrease from Apr 2015 – Mar 2016)

£231.8 m

Contributions to good causes from large society lotteries

(Oct 2015 - Sep 2016) (9% increase from Apr 2015 – Mar 2016)

 

 

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