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Cross-venue machines data

We have collected data taken from machines located in licensed betting offices (LBO), adult gaming centres (AGC) and bingo venues.   

We have obtained data which reveal patterns of play on the same category but across different gambling venues. For example, this enables comparison between the way B3 machines are played in bookmakers as opposed to adult gaming centres.  

This is the first time that cross-venue data has been made available.

Update: 9 February 2017

We have been provided with updated data relating to the number of plays played at the maximum stake at licensed betting offices. The changes have been made in tab 6 of the LBO machines data excel spreadsheet.

It is important to note that we have not yet drawn any final conclusions on any data or other sources of evidence. We will be reviewing a wide range of evidence as we develop our final advice to government.

Features of each category of play 

Machine category

Features

Permitted location

Max stake

Max prize

Cycle

speed

LBO

AGC

Bingo

B2

£100

£500

20s

yes

no

no

B3

£2

£500

2.5s

 yes

 yes

 yes

C

£1

£100

2.5s

 yes

 yes

 yes

Within the datasets it is important to note that play is categorised by the regulations under which the specific game operates and not by the stake size. 

Headline data

The data are based on:

 

LBO

AGC

Bingo

Plays

20bn

854.6m

1.5bn

Sessions

421.7m

6.7m

13.5m

Machines

34,576

3,133

4,011

Venues

8,867

643

266

The spreadsheets are split into ten tabs for each of the venues:

  1. number of venues and machines
  2. number of plays (bets) and sessions
  3. number of sessions by average stake size
  4. number of sessions by session length
  5. number of sessions by net expenditure (note a negative shows a customer win)
  6. use of maximum permitted stakes
  7. average stake size by session duration
  8. average stake size by session outcome
  9. session outcome by duration
  10. time of day metrics.

This data was provided by SG Gaming and Inspired Gaming.

 

Also see

LBO machines data

An excel spreadsheet showing the machines data from LBOs

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AGC machines data

An excel spreadsheet showing the machines data from AGCs

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Bingo machines data

An excel spreadsheet showing the machines data from bingo venues

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