UK Gambling Commission figures show surge in land-based gambling

UK Gambling Commission figures show surge in land-based gambling

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  • Richard Mulligan, iGaming Business
December 3, 2023 11:51 AM
  • Richard Mulligan, iGaming Business

Great Britain’s land-based gambling sector has grown by more than 20% in the last year with business now returning to pre-pandemic levels.

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The Gambling Commission’s Gambling Industry Statistics show total gross gambling yield (GGY) grew 6.8% year-on-year to £15.1bn ($19.0bn) for the 12 months from April 2022 to March 2023. This figure, accrued from all licensed remote and land-based gambling operators, was also up 6.6% on the last pre-lockdown period to March 2020.

GGY was up slightly more compared to the prior period when removing reported lotteries from the figures. The £10.9bn total was up 9.3% compared to 2021-22 and 7.6% compared to 2019-20.

Remote gambling remained the biggest revenue generator for the sector, with £6.5bn taken by the remote casino, betting and bingo sector.