Gambling Commission publishes latest industry statistics

Gambling Commission_8The Gambling Commission has published Industry Statistics for the regulated gambling industry in Great Britain covering the period April 2013 to March 2016, that can be accessed at http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/pdf/Gambling-industry-statistics-April-2013-to-March-2016.pdf). The headline findings are as follows:

  • Total Gross Gambling Yield (GGY) of the Great Britain gambling industry (Apr 2015 – Mar 2016) is £13.6billion
  • Total number of employees in the Great Britain gambling industry (Mar 2016) is 104,896 (1.5% decrease from Mar 2015)
  • Total number of betting shops in Great Britain (Sep 2016) is 8,709 (1.8% decrease from Mar 2016)
  • Total number of bingo premises in Great Britain (Sep 2016) is 575 (4.3% decrease from Mar 2016)
  • Total number of casinos in Great Britain (Mar 2016) is 148 (no change from Mar 2015)
  • Total GGY for the Remote Sector (Apr 2015 – Mar 2016) is £4.5billion
  • Market share of the remote sector (Apr 2015 – Mar 2016) is 33%
  • Total number of gaming machines in Great Britain, excluding those requiring only a Local Authority permit (Apr 2015 – Mar 2016) is 167,839 (0.4% decrease from Apr 2014 – Mar 2015)
  • Contributions (to good causes) from The National Lottery (Apr 2015 – Mar 2016) is £1.8billion (7.2% increase from Apr 2014 – Mar 2015)
  • Contributions to good causes from large society lotteries (Apr 2015 – Mar 2016) is £208.1million (10.5% increase from Apr 2014 – Mar 2015)