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Gambling industry statistics are published twice a year (in May and November) and provide the latest information on each industry sector that the Commission regulates, which includes online gambling services offered to customers in Great Britain.

The latest statistics cover the period between October 2015 and September 2016.

Headline findings include:

  • £13.8 billion total gross gambling yield (GGY) of the Great Britain gambling industry;
  • £4.5 billion total GGY for the remote sector;
  • 32% market share of the remote sector;
  • 106,678 total number of employees in the gambling industry;
  • 8,788 total number of betting shops;
  • 176,410 total number of gambling machines;
  • 583 total number of bingo premises;
  • 147 total number of casinos;
  • 1,729 total number of licensed arcades;
  • £1.7 billion contributions to good causes from the National Lottery; and
  • £231.8 million contributions to good causes from large society lotteries.

For the full statistics, click here.