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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 latest statistics cover the period between October 2015 and September 2016.  

Headline findings:  

  • £13.8billion total gross gambling yield (GGY) of the Great Britain gambling industry
  • £4.5billion total GGY for the remote sector
  • 32% market share of the remote sector
  • 106,678 total number of employees in the gambling industry
  • 8,788 total number of betting shops
  • 176,410 total number of gambling machines
  • 583 total number of bingo premises
  • 147 total number of casinos
  • 1,729 total number of licensed arcades
  • £1.7billion contributions to good causes from the National Lottery
  • £231.8million contributions to good causes from large society lotteries


Notes to editors 

  1. More information about how we regulate the gambling industry.
  2. Our gambling industry statistics are published twice a year and have official statistic status, which means they are bound by the requirements of the Office for National Statistics.
  3. Gross gambling yield (GGY) is the amount retained by operators after the payment of winnings but before the deduction of the costs of the operation.

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Posted on 25 May 2017