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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. 

These official statistics come from the data provided by licence holders through their regulatory returns and lottery submissions. About official statistics.

Headline findings 

£14.4 bn

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

(Apr 2018 – Mar 2019) (0.3% decrease from Apr 2017 – Mar 2018)

£5.3 bn

Total GGY for the Remote Sector

(Apr 2018 – Mar 2019) (0.6% decrease from Apr 2017 – Mar 2018)

£2.1 bn

Total GGY for the remote casino category – slots

(Apr 2018 – Mar 2019) (5.8% increase from Apr 2017 – Mar 2018)

 

£1.5 bn

Contributions (to good causes) from The National Lottery

(Apr 2018 – Mar 2019) (1.5% decrease from Apr 2017 – Mar 2018)

£332 m

Contributions to good causes from large society lotteries

(Apr 2018 – Mar 2019) (11% increase from Apr 2017 – Mar 2018)

102,782

Total number of employees in the Great Britain gambling industry

(Mar 2019) (5.5% decrease from Mar 2018)

37%

Market share of the remote betting, bingo and casino sector

(Apr 2018 – Mar 2019) (0.1% decrease from Apr 2017 – Mar 2018)

 

10,761

Total number of premises in Great Britain

(Mar 2019) (3.2% decrease from Mar 2018)

£2.8 bn

Total GGY for gaming machines in Great Britain

(Apr 2018 - Mar 2019) (0.5% increase from April 2017 - March 2018) (excludes those requiring only a local authority permit)

£1.1 bn

Total GGY for land-based casinos in Great Britain

(Apr 2018 –  Mar 2019) (10.3% decrease from Apr 2017 – Mar 2018)


Supporting data tables for the report’s charts can be found in the accompanying spreadsheet (Excel).

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 2020.

Please give us your feedback on our industry stats.

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