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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 

£13.9 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)

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.

We intend to publish the next industry statistics in November 2018.

Please give us your feedback on our statistics. 

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Industry statistics

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