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Industry statistics

Gambling industry statistics are published twice a year (in May and November) and provide the latest information on each industry sector we regulate, which includes online gambling services offered to customers in Great Britain. 

The statistics come from the data provided by licence holders through their regulatory returns.

Headline findings 

£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 2017) (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) (0.2% 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)

Supporting data tables for the report’s charts can be found in the accompanying spreadsheet (Excel).

This report is useful for anyone who has a business interest in the gambling industry including international regulators, journalists, academic researchers, financial institutions, statisticians and local authorities.

Please give us your feedback on our statistics. 

 Statistics map 2017

 Statistics premises 2017

 

 Statistics machines 2017

 Statistics remote 2017

Also see

Industry statistics

(PDF)

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Industry statistics

(excel)

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