Industry Statistics - November 2021
Additional data sets in this series
Gambling Industry Statistics report on the size and shape of the gambling industry in Great Britain.
This brief report provides an overview of Gross Gambling Yield (GGY) by sector, along with the numbers of licensed operators and premises. It is based on data reported to us by the operators we licence and regulate.
The production of the most recent Industry Statistics for the period April 2020 to March 2021 has been affected by the impact of Covid-19, the lack of and quality of data submissions from some operators and resource required for the consequential quality assurance. Therefore, the latest publication only contains figures for Remote Casino, Betting and Bingo (RCBB), the National Lottery, and the numbers of operators and licences held for the period between April 2020 to March 2021. We have already announced that targeted regulatory action around industry data submissions will feature in our business plan for 2022 to 2023.
The accompanying data file includes figures for all other sectors, based on data from April 2019 to March 2020, as well as historical data back to 2009.
The various lockdown rules and restrictions (opens in new tab) throughout the latest reporting period have significantly impacted the gambling industry. This mainly involved land-based sectors of the industry, but the restrictions also affected live sporting events which would have potentially impacted the remote sector. Therefore, we have not included estimates where returns have either been late or are not yet due as we would not have confidence in their accuracy. We accept that this may result in some figures which underestimate the actual totals. Our methodology page explains estimations further.
£6.9 billion Total GGY for Remote Betting, Bingo & Casino Sector (April 2020 – March 2021)
(18.4% increase from April 2019 – March 2020)
£1.7 billion Primary Contributions (to good causes) from The National Lottery (April 2020 – March 2021)
(4.0% increase from April 2019 – March 2020)
2,439 Gambling operators in the market (April 2020 – March 2021)
(5.4% decrease from April 2019 – March 2020)
3,368 Gambling activities licenced (April 2020 – March 2021)
(4.6% decrease from April 2019 – March 2020)