Due to the impact Covid-19 is having on operations across the UK we have had to reduce our phoneline opening hours.

Our phonelines are open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10 am and 4 pm.

The contact us service is also available for answers to common questions and we will aim to respond to these enquiries as quickly as possible.

If you have a question about your gambling, or the gambling of someone close to you, our FAQs from gambling consumers during lockdown may provide valuable information. Our what we do page also provides an overview of the types of queries we are able to help consumers with in the first instance.

The National Gambling Helpline is also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through GamCare. It is there to support those suffering from gambling problems or those concerned about the affect gambling is having on people close to them. You can call them free on 0808 8020 133, or visit gamcare.org.uk.

If you are a gambling operator please read our Frequently Asked Questions for gambling businesses.
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Other gambling-related statistics

Other government bodies produce gambling-related statistics which measure and report on aspects of the gambling market.

These include National Statistics produced by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and the Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS). National Statistics are statistical products which have been assessed as fully compliant with the Code of Practice for Statistics.

UK Betting and Gaming Statistics (HMRC)

HMRC publishes monthly statistics on the 7 different gambling regimes it administers:

  • General Betting Duty (GBD)
  • Pool Betting Duty (PBD)
  • Lottery Duty
  • Gaming Duty
  • Bingo Duty
  • Remote Gaming Duty (RGD)
  • Machine Games Duty (MGD)

Included within this publication are monthly tax receipts statistics for all 7 regimes and monthly liabilities statistics for Machine Games Duty.

The publication is updated every six months.

UK Betting and Gaming Statistics

DCMS Sector Economic Estimates

DCMS publishes economic estimates on the contributions made by the cultural sector to the UK economy. These cover the following economic areas.

  • DCMS Sector Economic Estimates: Gross Value Added (GVA)
  • DCMS Sector Economic Estimates: Regional GVA
  • DCMS Sector Economic Estimates: Business Demographics
  • DCMS Sector Economic Estimates: Employment

Each report includes statistics from gambling in the UK.

These publications are each updated annually.

DCMS Sector Economic Estimates