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Machine statistics

This is an extract from our Gambling Industry Statistics report. It focused on data about gaming machines (which includes Fixed Odds Betting Terminals, fruit machines).   

Gaming machines are an area of public interest as there is debate around their levels of stake and prize, the speed at which they can be played, the premises they can be found in and suggestions their use may have links to problem gambling.   

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. 

Headline findings 

£2.7 bn

Total gross gambling yield (GGY) from gaming machines in Great Britain

(Apr 2017 – Mar 2018) (1.3% decrease from Apr 2016 - Mar 2017)

 

18.9%

Market share of gaming machine GGY within the gambling industry (non-remote) (Apr 2017 – Mar 2018) (1.1% decrease from Apr 2016 - Mar 2017)

 

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)

 

32,956

 Total number of category B2 machines in Great Britain

(Apr 2017 – Mar 2018) (3% decrease from Apr 2016 - Mar 2017)

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