Gambling Commission publishes updated industry statistics

The Gambling Commission has published industry statistics for the regulated gambling industry in Great Britain, covering the period April 2013 to September 2016, that can be accessed here or downloaded below. They update those to which we referred in our November 2016 website piece.

The headline findings are reported as follows:

  • £13.8 billion: Total gross gambling yield (GGY) of the Great Britain gambling industry (Oct 2015 – Sep 2016)
  • 106,678: Total number of employees in the Great Britain gambling industry (Sep 2016) (0.4% decrease from Mar 2015)
  • 8,788: Total number of betting shops in Great Britain (Mar 2017) (1.4% decrease from Mar 2016)
  • 583: Total number of bingo premises in Great Britain (Mar 2017) (5.7% decrease from Mar 2016)
  • 147: Total number of casinos in Great Britain (Sep 2016) (1 fewer than Mar 2016)
  • £4.5 billion: Total GGY for the Remote Sector (Oct 2015 – Sep 2016)
  • 32%: Market share of the remote betting, bingo and casino sector (Oct 2015 – Sep 2016)
  • 176,410: Total number of gaming machines in Great Britain (Oct 2015 – Sep 2016) (0.2% decrease from Apr 2015 – Mar 2016)
    (excludes those requiring only a local authority permit)
  • £1.7 billion: Contributions (to good causes) from the National Lottery (Oct 2015 – Sep 2016) (5.7% decrease from Apr 2015 – Mar 2016)
  • £231.8 million: Contributions to good causes from large society lotteries (Oct 2015 – Sep 2016) (9% increase from Apr 2015 – Mar 2016)