UK Gambling Commission Publishes Industry Statistics

The UK Gambling Commission has released its industry statistics report for the period covering 1 October 2011 to 30 September 2012. The report provided a comparison with the period of April 2009 to September 2012. The report revealed that there has been significant growth across all sectors of the gambling industry, except in the case of arcade games.

Principle findings in the report reveal that:

  • Between October 2011 and September 2012 the British gambling industry generated a gross gambling yield (GGY) of £6.2 billion. Comparisons with the period of April 2011 to March 2012 indicate a rise of £0.3 billion.
  • Casino, betting, Bingo and lotteries sectors have all seen an increase in GGY. The profit generated from arcade games has, however, decreased during the two periods that have most recently been analysed.
  • B2 machines generated a GGY of over £1.5 billion. This figure has seen an increase of roughly £65 million or 4.5% since the last report.
  • There has been a decrease of 1660 in the number of people employed across the gambling industry. The industry provides employment to 108 034 people.
  • The GGY for casino operators licensed in Great Britain rose from £710 million to £796 million, an increase of more than £85 million.
  • The GGY for casino operators licensed in Great Britain accounts for roughly 4% of the global online GGY. This finding is based on H2 Gambling Capital’s worldwide GGY estimation of £21.08 billion during 2012.

In general, GGY figures for the online casino industry have risen each year across the 4 periods. GGY figures have increased from £632.22 million during the April 2009 to March 2010 period to £795.53 million for the October 2011 to September 2012 period.

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