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Statistics and research release

Gambling business data on gambling during Covid-19 July 2021 (published September 2021)

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

Summary

Details

Data tables for operator data

The full dataset from the earlier months of the pandemic is available in the Excel document.

The data tables below cover online gambling activity.1

Table 1: Total number of active players per vertical

Data from the biggest operators, covering approximately 80% of the online gambling market showing the number of active players on each vertical.

February 2021March 2021April 2021May 2021June 2021July 2021% Change from June 2021 to July 2021
Slots2,971,0583,276,1843,241,2493,074,7323,109,9903,155,7741%
Other gaming (incl. casino)1,943,8682,194,7572,175,0552,164,5392,198,1362,239,9192%
Betting (Real event)4,823,4086,015,6266,708,6555,127,9995,596,1815,505,240-2%
Betting (Virtual)227,622269,984256,233236,061216,974225,9834%
Poker351,046338,903300,520282,175257,065261,5872%

Table 2: Total number of bets placed per vertical

Data from the biggest operators, covering approximately 80% of the online gambling market showing the number of bets placed on each vertical.

February 2021March 2021April 2021May 2021June 2021July 2021% Change from June 2021 to July 2021
Slots5,504,664,4296,159,504,8996,068,410,8246,165,375,2765,572,376,2985,906,110,1836%
Other gaming (incl. casino)279,104,076305,651,899295,558,021290,868,405267,474,393282,260,9736%
Betting (Real event)296,906,794375,179,182344,317,080299,821,964272,566,779252,139,097-7%
Betting (Virtual)16,415,13418,399,41817,077,92715,422,84113,422,84713,387,3010%
Poker121,773,855116,471,75794,675,06186,661,42673,547,29575,804,8633%

Table 3: Slots session length

Data from the biggest operators, covering approximately 80% of the online gambling market showing average slots session length in minutes and the number of sessions that lasted an hour or longer.

February 2021March 2021April 2021May 2021June 2021July 2021% Change from June 2021 to July 2021
Av. session length (minutes)2221202119190
Sessions > 1hr2,524,3472,728,4382,610,8432,588,5192,348,8012,443,5424%
### Table 4: Gross Gambling Yield2 Data from the biggest operators, covering approximately 80% of the online gambling market showing the GGY from each vertical.
February 2021March 2021April 2021May 2021June 2021July 2021% Change from June 2021 to July 2021
Slots£176,884,970£202,921,192£202,022,041£211,201,838£180,674,86£187,235,6364%
Other gaming (incl. casino)£64,284,074£71,247,185£70,950,541£65,256,451£58,982,508£57,747,126-2%
Betting (Real Event)£263,863,756£250,567,294£267,393,328£238,777,783£242,221,099£196,901,397-19%
Betting (Virtual)£7,121,871£8,408,173£7,621,729£7,234,843£5,933,260£6,081,4262%
Betting (eSports)£1,565,682£1,838,879£1,902,862£2,003,311£1,008,414£1,180,67817%
Poker£9,298,371£9,215,691£8,390,140£7,309,658£5,863,235£6,047,8863%
Other£2,159,197£2,087,213£1,993,048£1,652,572£1,385,321£1,261,615-9%

Notes

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

2 This should not be directly compared to GGY published in our Industry Statistics because this data is taken from a sample of approximately 80% of the online market.

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