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Industry Statistics

Request date: 20 December 2022

This version was printed or saved on: 15 April 2024

Online version: https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/about-us/freedomofinformation/industry-statistics



Can you please provide a breakdown of the “Other” for Betting Remote Industry Statistics. Specifically looking for what portion is virtual sports.



Thank you for your request which has been processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

In your email you have requested a breakdown of the “Other” for Betting Remote Industry Statistics. Specifically, for what portion is virtual sports.

I can confirm that the Gambling Commissions Industry Statistics publication includes figures for remote betting on virtual sports in tab 10b. These statistics are derived from information that gambling operators send to the Gambling Commission via their regulatory returns.

A regulatory return is a means of collecting a range of information from Operating Licence holders within the gambling industry in order to monitor compliance with gambling legislation, regulations and the Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice, and to inform the Gambling Commission’s understanding of the gambling market.

'Other' covers betting on events that are not categorised on the return form. As such, we do not hold information falling within the scope of this part of your request.

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