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Industry statistics

Gambling industry statistics are published twice a year (in May and November) and provide the latest information on each industry sector we regulate, which includes online gambling services offered to customers in Great Britain. 

The statistics come from the data provided by licence holders through their regulatory returns.

Headline findings 

£14.4 bn

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

(Apr 2017 – Mar 2018) (4.2% increase from Apr 2016 – Mar 2017)

£5.3 bn

Total GGY for the Remote Sector

(Apr 2017 – Mar 2018) (12.8% 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)

37.1%

Market share of the remote betting, bingo and casino sector

(Apr 2017 – Mar 2018) (2.8% 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)

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.

We intend to publish the next industry statistics in May 2019.

Please give us your feedback on our statistics. 

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Industry statistics

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