UK Gambling Commission Releases Latest Industry Statistics
As one of the most regulated and efficient gambling markets, the UK is always interesting to monitor in terms of statistics. The UK Gambling Commission has just released substantial data covering the five year period between April 01, 2009 to March 31, 2014.
All in all the regulated British gambling industry generated a gross gambling yield (GGY) of over £6.8 billion for the period between April 2013 and March 2014 which is a 6 percent increase compared to the period of April 2012 to March 2013.
The largest market with a 47% share of the GGY was the non-remote betting sector. This was followed by the British regulated remote sector with 17 percent and the casino sector with 16 percent. GGY increases across all sectors for the period between April 2013 and March 2014 from the previous year. The only exception was that of bingo.
The argument over how many jobs will be created with more casinos built is always a hot topic. Over 102,715 people were employed across the industry which is a drop of 5,357 from the previous reporting period.
GGY for B2 machines showed an increase of 1% to reach £1.56 billion on the figure from the previous reporting period. The National Lottery reported sales of £6.7 billion for the period of April 2013 to March 2014.
In terms of people attending casinos, total GB casino attendance has been the largest growth with London based casinos increasing from 3.58 million in April 2009-March 2010 to 6.47 million in April 2013 – March 2014.