Gambling industry set to create 15,000 UK tech jobs in next five years, report says

Gambling industry set to create 15,000 UK tech jobs in next five years, report says

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  • Leah Montebello, City A.M.
June 6, 2022 9:41 PM
  • Leah Montebello, City A.M.

    Britain’s regulated betting and gaming industry will generate 15,000 tech jobs in the next five years, just as the sector faces the prospect of government crackdowns.

    While online betting and gaming already creates 10,000 high skilled tech jobs and supports a further 30,000 posts, industry wonks predict there will be even more job creation outside of London based on current global growth trends.

    The Purpose Coalition report sets out how Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) members, including bet365 and Entain, are at the forefront of entertainment and technology development.

    Nearly two thirds of posts are already based outside London with nearly 20,000 in the West Midlands alone.