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Statistics and research release

Gambling business data on gambling during Covid-19 May 2020 (published July 2020)

A collection of data provided by gambling businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

Summary

Additional data sets in this series

This release contains incorrect information provided by an operator and should be read with caution. We advise users to refer to the most recent COVID-19 data release, which contains corrected data.

Details

Data tables for operator data1

Please note that due to a resubmission of data by an operator, some of the data from the March publication has changed slightly.

Table 1: Total number of active player accounts as of 31 March 2019, 31 March 2020 and 30 April 2020

Data from the biggest operators, covering approximately 80% of the online gambling market. Please note that some of the previously published data has been revised based on a corrected submission made by one operator after we queried their data.

Note: a player may have accounts with more than one operator.

Total Actives (as of 31 March 2019)Total Actives (as of 31 March 2020)Total Actives (as of 30 April 2020)Total Actives (as of 28 May 2020)% y-o-y change March% change from March 2020 to April 2020% change from March 2020 to April 2020
Total15,955,96015,618,56914,834,58314,661,935-2.11%-5.02%-1.2%

Table 2: Total number of active players per vertical during March 2019, March 2020 and April 2020

Data from the biggest operators, covering approximately 80% of the online gambling market.

Note: a player may be active in more than one product, so these columns must not be summarised to give an overall total number of players.

March 2019March 2020April 2020May 2020% y-o-y change March% change from March 2020 to April 2020% change from April 2020 to May 2020
Slots2,095,8242,618,1652,559,2422,443,13025%-2%-5%
Other gaming (incl. casino)1,712,9861,930,8852,032,6851,946,02413%5%-4%
Betting (Real event)5,200,1654,635,5522,073,9982,349,895-11%-55%13%
Betting (Virtual)206,664388,786558,067287,77788%44%-48%
Poker266,294408,316626,304557,31753%53%-11%

Table 3: Total number of bets placed per vertical during March 2019, March 2020 and April 2020

Data from the biggest operators, covering approximately 80% of the online gambling market. Please note that some of the previously published data has been revised based on a corrected submission made by one operator after we queried their data.

March 2019March 2020April 2020May 2020% y-o-y change March% change from March 2020 to April 2020% change from April 2020 to May 2020
Slots3,855,521,2614,476,762,3815,169,466,1875,301,752,62016%15%3%
Other gaming (incl.casino)250,562,248257,311,436322,283,690314,964,9353%25%-2%
Betting (Real event)276,386,174191,807,19365,052,055104,043,29331%60%
Betting (Virtual)14,813,55220,758,18028,493,52824,397,13440%37%-14%
Poker96,202,170133,078,469226,548,896202,073,09238%70%-11%

Table 4: Session length

Data from the biggest operators, covering approximately 80% of the online gambling market showing average session length in minutes and the number of sessions that lasted an hour or longer in March 2019, March 2020 and April 2020. Please note that some of the previously published data has been revised based on a corrected submission made by one operator after we queried their data.

March 2019March 2020April 2020May 2020% y-o-y change March% change from March 2020 to April 2020change from April 2020 to May 2020
Av. session length (minutes)26222222-400
Sessions >1hr1,573,9261,923,6462,274,5212,085,02322%18%-8%

Table 5: Numbers of requested reverse withdrawals

Data from the biggest operators, covering approximately 80% of the online gambling market showing the number of requested reverse withdrawals and the number of customers requesting this facility in March 2019, March 2020 and April 2020.

Note: a player may request this facility with more than one operator

March 2019March 2020April 2020May 2020% y-o-y change March% change from March 2020 to April 2020% change from April 2020 to May 2020
Number of requested reverse withdrawals984,581919,622787,4561,049,382-7%-14%25%
Number of customers requesting reverse withdrawal215,790195,243154,278210,636-10%-21%29%

Table 6: Gross Gambling Yield

Data from the biggest operators, covering approximately 80% of the online gambling market showing the GGY from each vertical.

Note: March data includes the Cheltenham Festival

March 2019March 2020April 2020May 2020% y-o-y change March% change from March 2020 to April 2020% change from April 2020 to May 2020
Slots£162,345,550£186,659,624£169,033,423£184,276,77615%-9%9%
Other gaming (incl. casino)£60,749,253£57,829,567£76,952,429£77,891,649-5%33%1%
Betting (Real event)£85,516,233£160,950,242£61,938,466£101,352,94188%-62%64%
Betting (Virtual)£6,618,687£9,063,796£12,818,108£11,276,99437%41%-12%
Betting (eSports)£50,223£1,517,548£3,393,637£4,616,6102922%124%36%
Poker£8,070,102£12,069,504£20,068,939£<18,335,26950%66%-9%
Other£4,965,236£4,684,760£1,783,987£1,815,272-6%-62%2%

Notes

1 Changes in data could be due to a variety of factors impacting the market since Mar 2019.

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