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Machine statistics

This is an extract from the industry statistics focused on gaming machines (which includes FOBTs, fruit machines).  

Gaming machines are an area of particular public interest as there is debate around their levels of stake and prize, the speed at which they can be played, the premises they can be found in and suggestions their use may have links to problem gambling.  

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.

Headline findings 

£2.6 bn

Total gross gambling yield (GGY) from gaming machines in Great Britain

(Oct 2014 – Sep 2015) (1.7% increase from Apr 2014 - Mar 2015)

 

20%

 Market share of gaming machine GGY within the gambling industry (non-remote) (Oct 2014 – Sep 2015) (2% decrease from Apr 2014 - Mar 2015)

 

171,134

 Total number of gaming machines in Great Britain

(Oct 2014 – Sep 2015) (1.7% increase from Apr 2014 – Mar 2015)

(excludes those requiring only a Local Authority permit)

 

34,890

 Total number of category B2 machines in Great Britain

(Oct 2014 – Sep 2015) (0.5% decrease from Apr 2014 - Mar 2015)

Machines graphic 2016

 

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