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Gambling key facts

We collect and analyse data to monitor changes that may have an impact on the regulatory framework. And to make sure we are up-to-date with gambling industry statistics and gambling-related research.

Key facts and figures about the gambling industry 


£14.4 bn

Total gross gambling yield (GGY) of the Great Britain gambling industry

(Apr 2017 – Mar 2018) (4.5% increase from Apr 2016 – Mar 2017)

£5.4 bn

Total GGY for the Remote Sector

(Apr 2017 – Mar 2018) (13.7% increase from Apr 2016 – Mar 2017)

£2.0 bn

Total GGY for the remote casino category – slots

(Apr 2017 – Mar 2018) (19.3% increase from Apr 2016 – Mar 2017)

 

£1.5 bn

Contributions (to good causes) from The National Lottery

(Apr 2017 – Mar 2018) (1.5% increase from Apr 2016 – Mar 2017)

£296m

Contributions to good causes from large society lotteries

(Apr 2017 – Mar 2018) (15.7% increase from Apr 2016 – Mar 2017)

107,940

Total number of employees in the Great Britain gambling industry

(Mar 2018) (0.6% increase from Mar 2017)

37.3%

Market share of the remote betting, bingo and casino sector

(Apr 2017 – Mar 2018) (3.0% increase from Apr 2016 – Mar 2017)

 

8,406

Total number of betting shops in Great Britain

(Sep 2018) (1.8% decrease from Mar 2018)

 

644

Total number of bingo premises in Great Britain

(Sep 2018) (1.7% decrease from Mar 2018)

 

152

Total number of casinos in Great Britain

(Sep 2018) (1 more than Mar 2018)

181,309

Total number of gaming machines in Great Britain

(Apr 2017 – Mar 2018) (0.5% decrease from Apr 2016 – Mar 2017)

(excludes those requiring only a local authority permit)

 

Who we are and what we do (key facts leaflet)

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